Ndafoluma promises fireworks next month

Windhoek – Middleweight boxer, Lucas ‘The Demolisher’ Ndafoluma, has promised fireworks when he steps into the ring for the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) All- Africa title against Barend van Rooyen of  South Africa.

He will fight during the “Defending my national pride” boxing bonanza by Salute Boxing Academy (SBA) at the Ramatex Complex in Wind-hoek on the 1st of July.

This will be Ndafoluma’s first shot at an international title since he turned professional on 30 July 2011 after defeating Steven Shim- bonde in Windhoek.

He now has a record of 10 fights, eight wins, one loss and one no contest to his name.

Speaking at a SBA media brief- ing held in the capital on Monday, Ndefoluma said he has been waiting for the opportunity to make history for a long time.

“Ndafoluma will be written in the history books as an African champion. I will not allow anyone, even myself, to stand in my way of being crowned an African champion because this will be my defining moment as a boxer,” he said.

Ndafoluma will fight in an undercard bout during the fight of World Boxing Federation (WBF) Champion Bethuel ‘Tyson’ Ushona, who will for the first time defend his welterweight title against Roman Belaev of Russia.

Some of the boxers antici- pated to also fight on the night are Japhet ‘Masterio’ Amukwa versus (vs) Anyway Katunga of Zambia in a six rounder flyweight bout; Joseph ‘Smokey’ Hilongwa vs Robert Kachiza from Malawi in a eight round super bantam- weight clash; Immanuel Joseph vs Aubrey Masamba from Malawi in a six rounder flyweight bout; and Nathaniel ‘Iron Fist’ Sebastian vs Johannes Niingoti (both Namibian) in a six rounder junior light-weight clash.

Namibian boxers who will fight for national titles are Vakufilapo ‘Cowboy’ Nashivela vs Simeon Shafodino for the Junior Middle- weight national title, while David ‘Opuwo Flash’ Shinuna and Immanuel ‘Engel’ Andeleki will fight for the Ju htweight national

title. – Nampa

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