NEBRASKA, Aug. 17 – The Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska is primed and ready for a new world order, as two of boxing’s unbeaten fighters in United States of America’s Terence Crawford (31-0, 22 KOs) and Namibia’s Julius “Blue Machine” Indongo (22-0, 11 KOs) go toe to toe in a fight whose repercussions are yet unheard of.
The duo face off in an undisputed world championship fight that incorporates all four major sanctioning body belts, namely the WBC/WBA/WBO/IBF.
Indongo is an unknown gem, fearlessly carrying the weight of a whole nation on his shoulders; a fact pointed out by Africa’s leading promoter and his mentor Nestor Tobias: “Congratulations to Crawford for a job well done as the whole world knows he gets where he is today through hard work and discipline. I believe he works hard also for this fight as in Indongo, he is facing one of the best-kept secrets in boxing.”
”The hard work has already been done in Namibia so we just keep fit and keep the concentration very high as at this level you can’t lose focus if you want to do well. The champ looked very sharp in the final days of sparring and I am expecting fire works come Saturday night,” said Nestor Tobias, an elite manager of a list of supreme pugilists.
Tobias knows that the limit of the super-lightweight division is 140 pounds, and he has primed his prize-fighter for the historic occasion.
”You know Julius is a tall and large framed athlete. His weight is around 147 pounds [on Monday] and comes Friday he will make 140 very easy. When you are well prepared and super fit like him you don’t need to worry about the weight.”
An electrifying atmosphere currently dominates the Namibian’s corner, as well as the American pugilists home-ground in Nebraska. Saturday is set to be an epic feature within the boundaries of the American state of Nebraska as Indongo once again will seek to punch above his weight as he has constantly done in his previous battles as an underdog. The duo will battle it out on 19 August (Saturday) in a fight that will resonate in the halls of history. – NDN Staffer