Paulinus ‘John John’ Ndjolonimus proved to be the better boxer when he floored challenger Anthony Jarmann in the second round of his WBO Africa super middleweight belt defence.
The rematch between the two lanky boxers was the main bout of the MTC Nestor Sunshine Tobias “Together as One” Part 4 boxing bonanza staged at the Windhoek Country Club and Resort on Saturday evening.
Unlike their previous fight in April this year when Ndjolonimus waited till the last round to stop Jarmann, this time he won convincingly in the second round with a left jab and right straight combination to the head that sent Jarmann to the canvas in a daze.
From the get-go, Ndjolonimus hit his target with accurate jabs and did not slow down as he kept landing hard punches, leading Jarmann to stumble at various occasions.
The beginning of the second round saw Jarmann, who seemed to lack confidence right from the start, firing a few decent shots. But he could not sustain that, leaving a composed Ndjolonimus to capitalise and put him on the back foot.
In the post-match interview, a thrilled Ndjolonimus said he took up the rematch to prove that he did not win their previous encounter by luck.
“I heard people saying, Ndjolominus won the match-up by luck. So, when I was asked if I can fight him again or move forward, I said I will have to fight him again to prove my point,” he added.
Promoter and trainer Nestor Tobias said heading forward, it would be about giving his boxers greater opportunities to fight and continue improving their rankings.
“We will keep on giving our boxers the opportunity to fight for better titles, and improve on their world ranking for them to stand a better chance to challenge for world titles. John John did his part, and I am also going to do my part as a promoter to get better ratings at the WBO,” Tobias stated.
In the main supporting bout, Philipus ‘Energy’ Nghitumbwa defeated South Africa’s Innocent Mantengu to claim the WBO Global super bantamweight title.
Charles Shinima claimed the vacant WBO Africa welterweight title in his fight against Mohammed Muta of Tanzania.
In the international junior lightweight title fight, Jeremiah Nakathila reigned supreme, beating Zimbabwe’s Ndodana Ncube with a TKO in the second round. Meanwhile, Matheus Heita claimed the national super bantamweight title against Julius Sheefeni.