New Era (Windhoek)

5 February 2013

Namibia: Momentum Building Towards Ambunda World Title Fight

Windhoek — Boxing promoter Nestor Tobias is requesting all local boxing fans to participate in the nationwide 'Win a Car' SMS competition to raise funds for Ambunda's upcoming World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight world title fight against Thailand's Punglaung Sor Singyu on the 2nd of next month.

The fund-raising campaign kicked off last month, in the form of an SMS competition. All that is expected from boxing fans and anyone who fancies an opportunity to win a brand new Suzuki Swift sedan vehicle, is to SMS the word 'The Rock' to the number 66722.

The vehicle is valued at N$190, 000. The internationally acclaimed boxing promoter says his academy needs about N$4.2 million to host the historic fight, and remains positive that the competition will go a long way towards making the fight possible. Ambunda will be fighting for a world title on home soil for the very first time.

The academy recently hosted a fund-raising gala dinner at the Ekamuti Lodge at Ondangwa, which was graced by high-profile local business people, including the newly appointed Minister of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture, Jerry Ekandjo.

The academy's last fund-raising dinner before the envisaged crucial fight will take place in Windhoek on a yet to be announced date and venue. Tobias assured boxing enthusiasts that Ambunda has been training hard since last year and is physically and psychologically ready for the much-anticipated fight.

The award-winning promoter added that there will be a number of exciting under-card bouts involving Paulus 'The Hitman' Moses, Vikapita 'Beast Master' Meroro and Betuel 'Tyson' Uushona, among others.

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