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WBO rates Walter Kautondokwa world’s second best

by Kelvin Chiringa

The week opens on a good note for the MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing Academy as its boxing wonder-boy, Walter “The Executioner” Kautondokwa just got rated world’s number two by the World Boxing Organisation (WBO.

The boxing stable is confident that the boxer is destined to step in the ring for a world title very soon.

“Kautondokwa is now rated number nine by the WBO and will automatically become the mandatory challenger after current WBO world champion, Billy Joe Saunders and number one rated contender Demetrius Andrade step in the ring for a fight scheduled for either September or October this year.”

“Irrespective of who wins between Saunders vs Andrade, Kautondokwa will automatically become the mandatory challenger in the number one position and a world title fight is therefore imminent for him in 2019,” said the academy.

Commenting on the latest breakthrough, Kautondokwa said, “I am excited by the progress we have made as the MTC Sunshine Team. Every month we took one step closer and closer and look where we are today. You have to be patient and keep winning against quality opponents. I will be watching the Saunders vs Andrade fight with keen interest and I am ready to challenge whoever wins for the world title,” said an excited Kautondokwa.

In other news, MTC Sunshine’s Welterweight prospect and current WBO Africa champion, Mike Shonena, continues to make steady progress in his divisions world rankings. Shonena moved to number 8, while Jeff Horn trails behind him at number nine.

WBO Africa Jr Lightweight champion, Jeremiah “Low Key” Nakathila remains firmly at number 5 in his division but that will definitely change in the August ratings as the number one rated Christopher Diaz defeated was defeated by number 2 rated Masayuki Ito over the past weekend for the vacant world title. 

It is expected that Nakathila will improve his August rating to the number 3 spot and anything can happen. Nakathila must however win his 3rd August fight in Swakopmund vs Wilson Masamba at all cost and that fight therefore means everything for him.

Former WBA world champion, and Namibia’s most priced fighter Paulus “The Hitman” Moses is now ranked number 12 and expected to step in the ring in due course.

“We are excited about the future of the MTC Sunshine Promotions and all these world ratings are as a result of heavy investments we made in the past years and that is the only way how you get to fight for world titles in the top 4 sanction bodies namely WBO, WBA, IBF and WBC, there are simply no short cuts” said Nestor Tobias.