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New Era Newpaper Wednesday October 4, 2017

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NEW ERA | Wednesday, October 4 2017 Pakistani popularises cricket among city youth Page 22 UNAM, WOBSC claim Field Hockey League titles Page 23 SPORT Mysterious fight on the cards …As female boxer invades sacred territory Carlos Kambaekwa Windhoek History is in the making as Namibia’s internationally acclaimed boxing promoter Nestor Sunshine Tobias has never witnessed before in our neck of the woods. To be precise, the 21st of this month sees local boxer Walter “Executioner” Kautondokwa climb in the ring to defend his WBO Africa Middleweight title against Tanzanian challenger Meschack Mwankemwa in the main bout of the “Champions in Action” boxing bonanza under the auspices of the revered MTC Nestor Tobias Boxing Academy. However, the bout that has tongues wagging amongt local boxing folklore is the mysterious two unknown fighters in the business, female boxer Selma and her male counterpart Mike. In the interim, event organisers are keeping boxing enthusiasts guessing and are digging their heels in the sand declining to reveal the full identity of the pair while at the same time also being stingy about the boxers’ actual weight category. “I have never seen a lady this is not allowed in terms of the Namibian boxing rules and regulations,” commented a boxing fan on social media. left many boxing fans swimming in a pool of confusion – leaving them with more questions than answers – Tobias could not hide his excitement about the much-debated mysterious boxers. “I wish to assure the boxing kind in Namibian boxing and, Our ultimate motto at MTC Sunshine Promotions is all about creativity, and this is therefore one of those amazing moments come 21 October.” The man known as Sunshine in boxing circles added that he his stable does not want to reveal too much about the bout, at least for the time being, but was quick to urge boxing fans to come en masse and watch all 11 bouts on display on the night. Naidjala sets eyes on IBF Inter-continental title Ready to rumble... Namibia’s bantamweight boxer Immanuel ‘Prince’ Naidjala (left) will this Friday challenge South Africa’s Mzuvukile Magwaca for the IBF Inter-continental title in Kimberley, South Africa. Namibia’s former WBO Africa bantamweight champion Immanuel ‘Prince’ Naidjala is ready to return to the ring to challenge South Africa’s Mzuvukile Magwaca for the IBF Inter-continental title this Friday at the ICC in Kimberley, South Africa. The 32-year-old Naidjala is set to confront the undefeated Magwaca in one of his biggest reigning IBF Inter-continental champion. Naidjala, 23-3-1 (13 KO’s), is on a mission to redeem himself after losing his WBO Inter-continental bantamweight title via unanimous decision to Siboniso Gonya, another South African, in April. It will not be any easier versus Magwaca. The undefeated South African titlist boasts a 19-0-3 record, with 11 wins by KO. He is inching close to a world title after stopping Yesner Talavera in seven rounds this past July. against a very experienced opponent, but make it categorically clear that even though Magwaca also holds the WBF bantamweight world title, we are not interested in that title and we will be challenging him only for the IBF Inter-continental title,” said promoter Nestor Tobias of the MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy. -

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