The waiting is almost over as middleweight WBO Africa Title contenders, Walter “The Executioner” Kautondokwa and Argentina’s Billi Godoy came face to face weighing each other up at Post Street Mall in the capital ahead of their fight at the Independence Boxing Bonanza on the 20th of March at Ramatex complex.
The Executioner was in good spirits and said even though the Argentine had experience he was not quite bothered by that.
“I am feeling really happy (about) this fight and I welcome Godoy. I do not know about him that much but I checked his fights on YouTube, he is a good boxer. He has a ring experience but that does not bother me. I am going to do my best as always,” he said.
He could not however say whether he was looking forward to an early KO, saying that he was ready to take him down all the way.
“Like I said I do not underestimate my opponents because he came to also fight and he came for a win so I am ready to go for a full fight. I am ready to go 12 rounds," he said.
The bout means so much for the boxer who has the task not to disappoint the three presidents, to whom the fight has been dedicated in the spirit of celebrating Namibia’s independence.
“It really means a lot because it is a legacy fight. When we talk about a legacy fight where we are mentioning our founding father, Sam Nujoma our first president and our second president and the current president as well, it’s really important for me to win this fight,” he said.
The boxing card A will be like this:
1. JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT 4 ROUNDS - 19H00
Max Ipinge vs Limbani Powder (Malawi)
3f 2w 1l 2f 1w 1l
2. FEATHERWEIGHT 6 ROUNDS
Timoteus “Remember” Shuulula vs Tinkani Kamanga (Malawi)
13F 12W 1l 9f 5w 4l
3. INTERNATIONAL MIDDLEWEIGHT 6 ROUNDS – 19H25
Paulinus Paulus vs Misanjo Charles
6f 6w 20f 7w 13l
4. LIGHTWEIGHT 4 ROUNDS - 19H55
Harry Simon Junior vs Gerson Veeta
4f 4w 4f 4l
5. WBO AFRICA WELTERWEIGHT TITLE 12 ROUNDS – 20H45
Mikka Shonena vs Said Yazidu (Tanzania)
11f 11w 50f 36w 13l 1d
6. WBO AFRICA JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE 12 ROUNDS - 21H45
Jeremiah “Low-key” Nakathila vs Patrick Okine (Ghana)
15f 14w 1l 23f 19w 3l 1d
7. MIDDLEWEIGHT WBO AFRICA TITLE 12 ROUNDS – 23H00
Walter Kautondokwa vs Billi Facundo Godoy (Argentina)
16f 16w 40f 36w 4l
NB: Swinger Bout- Junior Middleweight for the main bout
Theo Ben Kativa vs Hendison Nghipondoka
2f 2l 3f 1w 1l
The boxing card B will be like this:
1. FLYWEIGHT 4 ROUNDS – 14H00
Andreas Amupolo vs Ruben Kandiba
5f 2w 2d 1l 2f 1w 1d
2. WELTERWEIGHT 4 ROUNDS – 14H25
Charles Shinima vs Sakaria Kleopas
4f 4w Pro debt.
3. SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT 4 ROUNDS – 14H50
Nghitumbwa Filipus vs Frankie Kativa
4f 3w 1l 3f 3l
4. BANTAMWEIGHT 4 ROUNDS – 15H15
Sam Mathew vs Gabriel Jamba
Pro debt. 1f 1w
5. BANTAMWEIGHT 4 ROUNDS – 15H40
Andeas Mwenyo vs Petrus Gustavo
2f 2l Pro debt.
6. INTERNATIONAL WELTERWEIGHT 6 ROUNDS – 16H00 – 16H15
Emmanuel Mungandjela vs Steven Shimbonde
14f 10w 3l 1d 11f 7w 4l
7. FEATHERWEIGHT 6 ROUNDS – 16H25
Onesmus Nekundi vs Niikoti Johannes
14f 8w 4l 2d 9f 3w 4l 3d
DINNER WILL BE SERVED (FOR OFFICIALS ONLY) – 17H00