WINDHOEK, 05 APR – Malawian boxer Limbani Masamba has promised to cause an upset when he faces Vakufilapo ‘Cowboy’ Wilhelm during the Salute Boxing Academy ‘The Showdown’ boxing bonanza slated for Saturday at the Windhoek Showgrounds.
Masamba who has a record of 12 wins and nine loses will challenge Wilhelm for his World Boxing Federation (WBF) Africa super welterweight title in a 12-round bout.
Wilhelm’s record is six wins from six fights; five of them by knockout.
Speaking at a media conference here on Thursday, Masamba said he lost some of his fights in Namibia because the judges scored against him.
“I have been here four times already and lost three times because the judges robbed me, but I learned from those loses that for me to win in Namibia I have to knockout my opponents, so we avoid a points decision,” Masamba said.
The Malawian added that he has prepared well to win with a knockout, just like he did in 2015 when he beat Alpheus Shilongo in Outapi.
“Namibians will be in for a good fight when I step in the ring on Saturday night,” he boasted.
Speaking at the same occasion, Wilhelm stated that credit should be given to Masamba who was added to the boxing card on short notice.
“I have really trained very well for this fight since I was scheduled to fight Roarke Knapp. I respect the fact that Masamba was man enough to take the fight on a short notice, but I am promising him to be ready to face punishment when he faces me on Saturday,” Wilhelm said.
South African-based Knapp holds a British passport and could not get a visa on time to travel to Namibia, hence Masamba coming onboard to replace him.
In total 12 bouts are scheduled, with five boxers making their pro debut on the night.
Some undercard fights will see Willbeforce Shihepo making a return to the ring when he will take on Mussa Ajibu from Malawi, while Nathanael Kakololo will take on Israel Kammwamba of Malawi in a WBF Africa featherweight title.
Tickets will only be sold at the door at N.dollars 100 for general seats, N.dollars 200 for VIP seats, and a table seating 10 people will be sold for N.dollars 20 000.