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Onkugo to host IBF bout

Tue, 17 September 2013 23:25
by Michael Uugwanga
News Flash

Telecom Namibia and TN Mobile will sponsor the Harry Simon Onkugo Promotions' International Boxing Federation (IBF) international light heavyweight fight between Harry Simon and Geard Ajetovic at Windhoek's Sam Nujoma Stadium on 28th of this month.

Telecom Namibia's managing director, Frans Ndoroma, today, said it’s his company’s corporate responsibility to plough back to the community through sports.

“Telecom Namibia has continuously supported sports because of the role these activities play in the development of young people and extension, our society. We are committed to sponsoring quality boxing events and tournaments as part of our ongoing efforts to develop national sports,” said Ndoroma.

This match will give Simon a first shot at a world title after many years of absentia due to accidents and jail terms he had to serve for a couple of years.

Simon's records still stand at 28F, 28W while his opponent's stand at 32F, 23W, 8L and 1D.

There will be other undercards on the night with the current IBF continental Africa featherweight champion, Gotlieb Ndokosho, taking on Paraguayan Feliciano Dario Azuaga.

Ndokosho's records stand at 17F, 14W, 3L while Azuaga's stand at 110F, 84W, 22L and 2D.

Eradius “The President” Hamunyela awaits his chances against South African Phillip Ndou.

Below are the rest of the undercards bouts:

Johannes Kutumba vs. Costa Frans Niilo (welterweight), Daniel Open Fire Kashela vs. Varde Nyambekwa (also welterweight division), George Iita vs. Mathew Kandala (featherweight) and Phillip Swartbooi vs. Sam Kambonde in the lightweight (all Namibians).

Tickets are going for N$150 each while VIP seating will cost boxing enthusiasts N$500 and can be purchased at Computickets.

The organisers of the event have promised a tight security detail comprising enough police forces including the City Police.