New Era (Windhoek)

Namibia: Prince Still Far From a World Title ? Tobias

Windhoek — Boxing promoter Nestor Tobias has urged local boxing fans to be a little patient with their demands to give Immanuel 'Prince' Naidjala a crack at the world title, saying Naidjala is still young and therefore needs a few more decent bouts before going for the big one.

Tobias said this following numerous requests from local boxing lovers, who wanted to know how far 'Prince' is from having a shot at the world title. He however admitted Naidjala has what it takes to make a breakthrough in the world of professional boxing, but insisted strongly that the youthful hard-punching pugilist still has to negotiate his way past a few opponents before going for a world title.

"Prince is currently at the peak of his career and I know everyone wants the best for him, but we also have to bear in mind that to fight for a world title is a big challenge and one needs to be well prepared for that. A title fight is not just a matter of jumping into the ring and start throwing punches, you have to fight with the aim of winning the title and do your best to put your country on the map," said Tobias.

"But I'm confident once his time comes, he will definitely take the world by storm as he is a very talented young boxer with a bright future. But for now I want to focus fully on the preparations and fitness of Paulus 'The Rock' Ambunda, who fights Thailand's current WBO bantamweight champion Punglaung Singyu, for the bantamweight world title," added Tobias.

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