Hard work, resilience and a hunger for success has paid off for Namibia’s laid back but ruthless boxer, Walter “The Executioner” Kautondokwa as he has been awarded a boost to his World Boxing Organisation (WBO) rankings from number six to the third position.
His Nestor Sunshine boxing stable said the WBO monthly ratings of February was just released and saw MTC Sunshine boxers rise to the occasion all with improved ratings.
“I am very excited about the new ratings; it shows that we are making very good progress on the international boxing scene. Serious boxing is all about world ratings, if you are not rated you can never fight for a serious world title. Kautondokwa took a massive jump and this is because he always fights top opponents.”
“The current world champion Billy Joe Saunders has avoided him, but soon he will have nowhere to run because Kautondokwa will soon become mandatory with a few more fights. It is therefore important that he wins his next fight and remain unbeaten,” said promoter Tobias.
Despite his recent controversial loss to Ray Beltran, Paulus “The Hitman” Moses is now rated number 10 which is a clear demonstration of how highly acclaimed and respected he is after his last fight with Beltran.
“I am also glad to see The Hitman in the ratings, usually when an African fighter loses you lose your top 15 rating but because of Moses' spectacular performance in a fight that he won in my view they kept him in the ratings,” said Tobias.
Mike Shonena who made his WBO rating debut just last month improved his rating from number 15 to 14.
“Shonena is new in the ratings and already he jumped by one spot which is positive. Sakaria Lukas remain at number 3 in a competitive division because the champion will defend his title soon and the two boxers in front of him continue to win their fights, but we will continue pushing. So all in all I am happy, it is a good reflection of Namibian boxing and the plan is to definitely push for another world title for any of these boxers in 2018,” he added .
Shonena will also step in the ring on March 20th to defend his WBO Welterweight title as part of The Legacy Independence boxing fight.
The Legacy Fight is scheduled to take place on the 20th of March in celebration of Namibia’s 28th Independence.
The fight takes place at Ramatex and VIP tickets sell for only N$500 while general tickets are only N$50.
The night will see a total of 14 fights with 3 WBO titles in defense.
Jeremiah “Low Key” Nakathila also has every reason to be excited as he improved his rating from number 6 to number 5 in the Junior lightweight division.
“Nakathila has been improving his ratings every month and that is a good sign of good things to come for him, he must continue winning and things will happen sooner than later for him.”
Nakathila will also step in the ring on March the 20th to defend his WBO title.
Meanwhile, Sakaria Lukas remains at number 3 in the Featherweight division.