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Visiting boxers set to teach local boxers a lesson

Thu, 28 March 2013 19:15
by Michael Uugwanga
News Flash

Two of the visiting boxers from South Africa and Ghana who are expected to go head-to-head against the Namibian boxers this Friday 29 March, said they will teach the Namibian boxers a lesson to remember.
The boxers said this during the media conference held at the Namibia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control Board held in Windhoek yesterday.
The boxing bonanza is a joint venture between the Warriors and Kinda promotions.
 Herbert Quartey from Ghana who will take on Namibia’s Albinus Felicianu for the vacant Super featherweight International Boxing federation world youth title bout said his dream of one day becoming a world champion is nearer.
“I am very well prepared for this match for the past three months. I am fit and ready for the fight. It’s not my first time to fight outside my country, and I am dreaming of becoming a world champion and that’s my dream,” said a confident Quartey.
Quartey the 24-year old, has a record of 18 fights, 10 wins and eight losses since he turned professional eight years ago.
Other visiting boxer, Sibusiso Twani, 25 years from South Africa will battle it out with Joseph Hilonga, 31, for the World Boxing Federation Super Flyweight title.
Twani, who has a record of 14 fights of which 11 are knockouts and three defeats, said he is feeling good for the fight, adding that he had been training hard since the very first day the good the news that he will be fighting in Namibia came.
 “I prepared for this fight for almost a year since after I heard about the fight. It is an honour for me to go for a world title fight. You see this question will only be answered in the ring”, Twani said this after asked about his chances of winning the bout.
Meanwhile, the Namibian boxer said he is eager to claim the title in their back yard.
“I had been training hard for the past two months, have no pain. I don’t know anything about my opponent. I will do my job in the ring and that’s when we are going to see who the best is,” said the soft speaking Felicianus.
Felicianus has a record of 17 fights, 14 wins and 3 losses.
Hilonga, with the Warriors Promotions, has called on the Namibian nation to come and witness the return of Smokey as he is well known.
“This is my first time I will be returning to the ring since I am also a promoter as I had been giving other boxers a chance to fight. I am 100% fit. I am, therefore, calling on all the Namibian people to come and enjoy the great day of boxing and I promise to give a good show of boxing,” said Hilonga.
Oiva Angula, senior manager for corporate communication and public relations at Telecom, the sponsor of the boxing bonanza called on the boxers to adhere to rules and regulation.
The boxing bonanza will take place at Country club and Resort.
Tickets are ranging from N$100 to N$200.