Boxing tournament draws 6, 000 fans in Namibia
NAMIBA – 28th July 2012
Nestor Sunshine Promotions – A very succesful boxing bonanza was held on the outskirts of Windhoek in the old deserted Ramatex factory (Over 6000 people were in attendance). The spectacle featured no less that 4 WBO title fights.
First up – was a fight for the vacant WBO Africa Flyweight title - Abmerk Shindjuu 12-3-2 (NAM) vs Khanyakude Mukansi 10-5-1 (SA). Shindjuu made heavy weather of going the distance against a very ordinary fighter who made him work for his unanimous points victory. Judges scores were: L.Oumghar 118-110; T Spampool 115-113; J v Nieuwenhuizen 116-112.
WBO Africa Welterweight title - Bethuel Uushona 26-2-1 (NAM) vs Isaac Hlatswayo 30-4-1 (SA). Once again the Namibian came away with a unanimous points victory. Isaac Hlatshwayo was a shadow of the fighter he once was resorting to holding continuously to survive the Namibians onslaught. Commendably he survived a first round knockdown – to actually see out the distance. Judges scores were: D. Dwarte 119-107; L Oumghar 116-112; J Kaimbi 119-107.
WBO International Lightweight title - Paulus Moses 29-2-0 (NAM) vs Cassius Baloyi 37-7-1 (SA). A very evenly contested match-up with both fighters wanting to redeem themselves and show they each still have what it takes. In the end Paulus Moses’ higher workrate and ring generalship won him a split decision after 10 rounds of action with judges Van Nieuwenhuizen and Dwarte giving him the nod, D.Dwarte 97-93; J v Nieuwenhuizen 96-94; T. Spampool 94-96.
WBO International Bantamweight title - Paulus Ambunda 20-0-0 (NAM) vs William Prado 19-2-1 (BRA). The Namibian acquitted himself very well, completely outboxing and outpunching the South American in a complete shutout as refl ected in 2 of the judges’ scorecards: J v Nieuwenhuizen 119-109; D. Dwarte 120- 108; T Spampool 120-108.
Ambunda, who is currently ranked No. 3 in the latest WBO world rankings will surely move into pole position for a title shot (possibly early next year) after having gotten past Prado – who is currently ranked Nr.10.
In other fights, Peter Malakia (NAM) beat Shepard Sauti (ZIM) on points; Samuel Kapapu (NAM) beat Richard Muriri (ZIM) on points; Abraham Ndaendapo (NAM) beat Matthew Chimbi (NAM) by round 1 TKO; Niilo Frans (NAM) beat Manfred Haimbanga (NAM) on points.