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Naindjala too good . . . for Tanzanian challenger

Sun, 4 November 2012 20:44
by John Tuerijama


Namibia’s WBO Interim Africa welterweight champion, Prince Immanuel Naindjala, lived up to expectations when he knocked-out hapless wannabe challenger Shabana Kilumbelumbe in the fourth round at the Windhoek Country Club and Resort Saturday.
Naindjala did not minced his words when, during a media briefing last week, he warned the Tanzanian that the fight was not going to be that long.
The undefeated self-proclaimed Prince boast of an impressive record win of 17 fights.
He came out smoking but Tanzanian challenger stood his ground as he attacked very well avoiding the missiles unleashed by the hard-hitting country champion.
Local trainer Nestor Tobias did not hide his happiness when he confidently praised the young champion and still the WBO Africa interim champion as a go-getter.
“I am very impressed with the young lad. I am sure his world title bout is not out of reach,” said the tycoon promoter.
Tobias said Naindjala came out smoking against Kilumbelumbe and proved to the Namibian nation and the boxing fans that he can be the very best.
“I am going back to my drawing board hoping to get an opponent for Naindjala but I must tell you that the envisaged world title will only take place sometime next year,” revealed Tobias.
The champion told V-Sport that he was more focused before the fight more importantly because he was named the WBO Africa bantamweight boxer.
The Prince thanked his fans who came in their hundreds to give him the moral support which he desperately so needed.
“This fight, I must tell you, was one of the very best fights for this year,” he revealed.
Tobias promised to get Naindjala a suitable challenger in his division saying the youthful Prince needs more competitive fights in the run-up to his world title next year.
In other fights, Mandume Pohamba beat Nicola Mutonora on points after four rounds while Samuel Kapangu successfully defended his national lightweight title against Peter Malakia.
Pugilist Sakaria Lukas downed Zimbabwean opponent Ndumiso Tshabangu by a knockout in the very first round.
The evening at the Windhoek Country Club and Resort was rocked by knock-outs as Jafet Uutoni made his presence felt in the professional set-up when he recorded his first professional victory.
 The Nestor Tobias Fitness and Boxing Academy is expected to conclude this year’s boxing calendar at the coastal town of Swakopmund later this month.