Ongwediva, May 2– MTC Kilimanjaro Boxing club yesterday
evening hosted the Northern Boxing Bonanza championship part 1 in the beautiful town of Ongwediva, Oshana region.
Amateur boxers from all the five (5) northern regions invaded the Ongwediva Multi-Purpose Center for an exciting evening of boxing.
The evening event was the first of the three chapters of the MTC Northern Boxing championship.
The winners of the part one (1) championship will fight in the part 2 championship to be hosted in July 2021 at a venue to be announced in due course.
The MTC Kilimanjaro part 1 championship proudly sponsored by MTC saw the following boxer facing each other for a spot in the next round, part 2 of the MTC Northern Boxing Championship to be held in July 2021.
The winners in part 2 of the MTC Northern championship will then contest in Part 3 that will see the whole 14 regions competing among each other in October in order to select the final champions that will represent Namibia in the commonwealth games, Olympics games, or anywhere else in the world.
The following were the bout of last night‘s MTC Amateur Northern championship part1:
1. Tobias from Opuwo Vs Exan Udafaneni(KBC)
The Winner : Exam 1-2
2.Profilio from (TB) Vs Likas(CJBA)
The Winner: Profile 2-1
3.Trofimus Johannes from KBC Vs Matheus Fredind from Opuwo
Winner:Trofimus by TKO
4.Shilongo Indongo from KBC vs Asino Shilongo OT
5.Mikel Antonius KBC vs Uusiku Fillimon CJBA
Winner: red won, blue retired
6.Tobias Amas KBC vs Pius William CJBA
Winner: Pius 1-2
7.Aipanda Joseph OT vs Jackson Prince KBC
Winner : Taapopi
8. Amundjebo Taapopi (TB) vs Akawa Paulus (CJBA)
Winner: Taapopi opponent retired
Light Weight (57kg)
9.Nickoraus Nghihalulwa from TB vs David Johannes TB
Winner: Johannes opponents retired
10.Stefanus Fabianus KBC from vs Elias from Opowo
The Winner: Stephanus
11.Hasheekele Eliakim from KBC vs Thomas Thomas
12.Kemunini Abrosius KBC vs Sheetekela Risto KBC
13.Stephanus Paulus KBC vs Frela Johannes KBC
14. Paulus Ndemupanda from Opowo vs Shipahu Deocar TB
The winner: Deocar
15.Amon liyambo KBC vs Shekels Lineekela OM
16.Jerobiam Thomas KBC vs petrus Shiixuleni KBC
Namibia daily news spoke to Bernhard Joseph for his opinion on part 1 of the MTC Northern championship. He said, “part 1 Northern Boxing championship was negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as only a few boxers had the chance to train”.
Bernhard also appeals to Business communities to come on board in order to assist in his quest to produce champions in the country. ” I would like to thank our sponsors MTC for all their support, I’m appealing to other companies out there to come on board to help us produce champions for our country”.
Also in attendance was the Minister of Urban and Rural Development Honorable Erastus Uutoni, who is also the patron of the MTC Kilimanjaro Boxing Club.