Namibian featherweight boxer and former African Boxing Union (ABU) champion Nathaniel ‘Natty’ Kakololo felt great to redeem himself after defeating Johannes Niikoti Friday night.
Kakololo ended the fight with a third-round knock-out in the main bout of the MTC Salute Boxing Academy’s “Building Champions” boxing bonanza.
It was Kakololo’s first match since losing to Oleg Malinovskyi in Ukraine earlier this year.
Kakololo, who now has a record of 12 wins from 16 fights with three loses and a draw, said it is good to redeem himself after the loss in Ukraine, which he said was not fair.
“It is good to return to the ring; it was an exciting fight – and I am happy that I came back with a win. When I fought Niikoti tonight, I just proved to him that I am the best in the world, and he [Niikoti] is just my fan.
“There was nothing special about this fight, but my intention is to prove to the Namibian nation and the world at large that I was pickpocketed for my belts by those Europeans,” Kakololo said.
He sent Niikoti to the canvas in the third round, and the referee then stopped the contest after an eight second count.
The main supporting bout – the super bantamweight 63kg – saw Albinus Felesianu emerge victorious against Matheus Kaandara with a unanimous decision.
Jonas Mateus beat Salatiel Moses in the bantamweight 53 kg, also on a unanimous decision.