Former Zimbabwe light and middleweight boxing champion Mordecai Donga says he will continue to seek more fights for Bulawayo professional boxer Ntando Sibanda, who won his first international fight in Namibia last Saturday.
Report by Sports Reporter
The former boxing champion facilitated the fight for Sibanda under the Mordecai “Big Fish” Donga Boxing Promotions.
Sibanda beat David Lita in a unanimous points decision in Windhoek, getting his first international victory after turning professional in June last year.
Donga yesterday said: “I am planning to get more international fights for Sibanda because he showed that he is in a class of his own after winning his first international fight against the Namibian boxer. He is the future of Zimbabwe boxing and our focus should be on him because he is young and is a promising boxer.
“My advice to him is that he should train very hard so that he improves his work rate and if he is serious, he will conquer.”
It was a good performance from Sibanda, as Zimbabwe boxers have lost international fights in Namibia.
Martin Tshuma and Dumezweni Ntuliki from Bulawayo also travelled to trade leather in Namibia with Sibanda, but lost their fights.
Last year, Zimbabwe heavyweight boxing champion Thamsanqa Dube was stripped of his WBA Pan-African title after he failed to defend his crown within the stipulated time-frame.