New Era (Windhoek)

Namibia: Argentinean 'El Profeta' Castillo Warns Hitman

Windhoek — The coastal town of Swakopmund will be the choice venue for the much-awaited MTC 'Champions in the Desert Part-2' boxing bonanza to be hosted by the Nestor 'Sunshine' Tobias Boxing & Fitness Academy at the Vineta Sports Centre next month.

The event will once again bring together the crème de la crème of Namibian boxing led by Paulus 'The Hitman' Moses, Bethuel 'Tyson' Uushona, Wilberforce 'Black Mamba' Shihepo, Paulus 'The Rock' Ambunda and Tito Mwetupunga, and many others.

'The Hitman' will be leading the pack on that night when he makes his first World Boxing Organization (WBO) International Lightweight title defence in the main bout against Latino World Boxing Council (WBC) lightweight incumbent champion, Jeremias 'El Profeta' Castillo from Argentina over 12 rounds.

In the meanwhile, the tricky Argentinean pugilist has prophesied victory against his resurgent Namibian opponent The Hitman.

Just how prophetic his words are remains to be seen. He said things have not been going well for him lately and he intends to make The Hitman pay for it by heaping hell fire and brimstone on his opponent.

"I have already been robbed in two fights overseas and don't want that to happen again, because this is my time to shine. After this fight, Hitman won't want to fight again and that will be the end of his career," warned Castillo in a strongly worded email to promoter Nestor Tobias.

Meanwhile, Bethuel 'Tyson' Uushona, who will trade blows with Tanzanian Said Zungu in an International Welterweight fight over 8 rounds, has also received a strong warning from his Tanzanian opponent.

"Tyson who? He will not go for more than two rounds as I will fight him to the death," wrote Zungu via email.

Namibia's mean-puncher Wilberforce 'Black Mamba' Shihepo was also given a verbal slap in the face when his opponent Udiadia Mwahila, who hails from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), told the bulky Namibian that his days in the ring are numbered and that he is yet to face his sternest test of character when they clash in an International Super Middleweight bout over 6 rounds, of what is expected to be an entertaining contest between the two gigantic boxers.

"We have for long heard about Namibian boxers, but this time they are going to see blood," cautioned Mwahila also via email.

Meanwhile, Paulus Ambunda kicks off with preparations for his world bantamweight title fight against current WBO bantamweight champion Punglaung Singyu from Thailand, with a few exhibition bouts against opponents that are yet to be announced, while the hard-hitting Tito Mwetupunga returns to action with a vital bout against Amos Temfuma from Zambia in a 6-rounder middleweight fight.

The entrance fees are as follows: N$500 VIP, N$150 middle row and N$50 for the grandstand.

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