Byo boxers for Namibia bouts

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Two Bulawayo professional boxers Dumezweni Ntulini and Lovewell Maphosa are set to trade leather with Namibian, boxers in Windhoek, Namibia on March 27.

The fight has been organised by former Zimbabwe light middleweight and middleweight boxing champion Mordecai Donga.

Donga yesterday said he was confident the first international bout under his stable, the Mordecai Donga Fish Stable, would be a success.

“I have organised the fight for Maphosa and Ntulini under the Mordecai Donga Big Fish Stable alongside Namibian promoters. This is our first international fight we are organising as we were granted licence earlier this year. We are looking forward to the fights,” he said.

The two boxers will battle it out in the featherweight category with a yet-to-be-named opponents.
Donga said he wanted to revive boxing in Bulawayo hence his decision to send the two boxers to Namibia.

“We want to revive and generate an interest in boxing in Bulawayo. If boxers get international fights that might also help in the country having new boxers taking up the sport as well,” he said.

The boxers are coached by the veteran mentor Phillip “Striker” Ndlovu.

“We are preparing for the fights, but our major setback remains sponsorship. They will train hard so that they both win,” he added.