We are in no hurry to enter the ring: Tobias

WINDHOEK – MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy promoter, Nestor Tobias said they are in no hurry to put Julius Indongo back in the ring.

Tobias said this on Monday during Indongo’s courtesy call on President Hage Geingob at State House.

“We are going to enjoy our belts and will not be forced or pressured by anyone to fight when we are not happy with the terms and conditions or deal that is on the table,” he said.

Indongo won his third world boxing title in Glasgow, Scotland earlier this month when he beat Scottish opponent, Ricky Burns, to unify his International Boxing Federation (IBF) Super Lightweight title with the World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Lightweight title held by Burns. The Namibian also holds the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) Super Lightweight belt.

Last week, the IBF announced that Indongo should fight mandatory opponent, Russia’s Sergey Lipinets, but Tobias said they want Indongo to defend his three belts at once and not have three different title defences.

“The whole world is now looking for Indongo because he has what they want, and we are ready to accept good offers that will be good for our boxer’s career.”

Indongo has a mandatory fight for any of the belts within 120 days of his last fight.

Tobias, however, said they are ready to fight Terrence Crawford in Las Vegas in the United States of America to unify Indongo’s WBA, IBF and IBO belts with Crawford’s World Boxing Organisation (WBO) and World Boxing Council (WBC) titles.

“We are not afraid of traveling to another continent to defend the titles or unify them, as it will put Namibia on the map and allow us to show the world what we are made of, as we did in Russia and Scotland,” Tobias stated.

He also announced that they have joined forces with Eddie Hearn from Matchroom Boxing to work on Indongo’s next fight. Hearn is Burns’ promoter. – NAMPA

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