Namibia’s WBO Africa welterweight champion Charles Shinima has said just as it is expected from any true champion, he is always ready to fight whoever, anywhere and at any time.
This he said affirming his readiness for his upcoming title defence fight against Nigerian prospect Taiwo Olowu, whom he will face in one the main supporting bouts of the ‘Together As One Part 9’ Boxing Bonanza set for the Windhoek’s Ramatex Hall on 29 October 2022.
The hard-hitting Shinima, who remains undefeated after 14 fights in the paid ranks, cautioned that the 24-year-old Olowu should better come well prepared as he has no plans of vacating his hard-earned WBO welterweight African crown.
“I am currently working on perfecting my tactics as I have been training hard every day. In fact, me and my team have been hard at work even before the fight was announced. Just like true champions, we are always ready to fight anyone, anywhere at any given time. I always remain prepared. Olowu is a top ranked fighter in Africa, he is ranked 23 and I am ranked fourth on the continent, but I can assure you he is a good fighter as I have seen some of his fights online. I am ready for him and I will take him down,” said an upbeat Shinima.
“I am ready and don’t have any pressure going into this fight. As I said, give me any opponent and I will welcome that opponent with my two arms. I’m blessed.”
Also defending his title on the night will be Paulinus ‘John John’ Ndjolonimus, who will defend his WBO Africa super middleweight title against Obina Joseph Mathews of Nigeria, while Philipus Nghitumbwa will also be in action against South Africa’s Sabelo Ngebinyange as he defends his WBO Global super bantamweight title.
Mateus ‘The Beast’ Heita will also be vying for the super bantamweight title over 12 rounds against Innocent Evarist of Tanzania on the night, as he seeks to make his presence felt on the continent.
Promoter Nestor Tobias said exciting undercard bouts will be announced in due course as they look to put together a memorable night of nothing but thrilling boxing action.
General tickets will cost N$50, while VIP tickets will be going for N$500 and VVIP tables seating 10 people will be up for N$20 000. Tickets are available at all Webtickets outlets at Pick & Pay stores countrywide.