South African fighter Sabelo Ngebiyana has outlined his ambitious war plan for Namibian opponent Fillipus ‘Energy’ Nghitumbwa, which is chiefly anchored around inflicting serious bodily harm on Nghitumbwa and walking away with the coveted World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Global super bantamweight title.
Speaking to South Africa’s Boxing Talk podcast, Ngebiyana said he will use next month’s ‘Together as One Part-8’ boxing bonanza at Windhoek’s Ramatex Hall as a stepping stone to mark his return to global boxing’s big stage.
The bonanza is slated for 29 October.
Ngebiyana, who is set to challenge Nghitumbwa for the WBO Global super bantamweight title, warned that he is coming to Namibia to further enrich his boxing legacy with a win over the Namibian – but most importantly, he wants to stylishly wrestle away with the WBO Global super bantamweight title from the Namibian.
“For me, this is an opportunity to get that WBO global title and return to bigger stage of boxing. My ultimate goal is to fight a world title in the near future – and with this fight in Namibia, [we] will definitely go all out and get the job done. I always operate very well when I have my back against the wall, as I’m prepared to leave everything inside the ring at all times,” said Ngebiyana.
“This is the fight that I want to use to send a strong warning to potential opponents. I don’t know much about him (Nghitumbwa), but I also have no interest or time for study my opponent.
“I’m very unpredictable in the ring and that’s why they call me a dog at times; because I can be very cold and hot at the same time and no opponent can handle me when I’m in savage mode. This guy (Nghitumbwa) will just be another green light for me to reach the bigger stage. I’m coming for that title and he better be ready for me, because I’m bringing the smoke to Namibia on 29 October.”
The Komani-born Ngebiyana has been on the roll this year, as he has won his last two fights, stopping Britain’s Ashley Sexton in the fifth round in London in April.
He then went on to become the first boxer to inflict defeat on Mzuvukile Magwaca when he outpointed him in July.
Meanwhile, 26-year-old Nghitumbwa will be making his second defence of the title after having first successfully defended it when he stopped Tanzania’s Said Chino in March this year.