Local boxer Misheck Kondwani’s poor record against Namibian boxers continued after he lost to Julius Indongo in an undercard lightweight bout at the Independence Boxing Bonanza in Windhoek on Tuesday.
According to Namibia Sport, Indongo used his long jab to good effect, raking in the points and by the third round had opened up a big welt under Kondwani’s left eye.
The ringside doctor inspected the welt and allowed the fight to continue, but the referee stopped the fight 2:02 into the fourth round as Indongo landed combinations at will.
Indongo’s win ensured he retained his unbeaten status in the lightweight ranks as it was his 10th straight victory as a lightweight, while Kondwani now has a record of 19 wins and 19 defeats from 38 professional fights.
It was a sad return to Windhoek for the ageing 36-year-old Mbare-based boxer who lost to that country’s Martin Haikali in a non-title bout at the Windhoek Country Resort last year.
Only last month Kondwani was again at the receiving end after losing to Zambia’s Nelson Banda on a unanimous points decision in Lusaka.
This bout was on the same bill with top Zimbabwean female boxer Monalisa Sibanda’s fight against Zambian Esther Phiri.