Namibia’s super bantamweight champion Matheus ‘The Beast’ Heita says he is still riding the crest of the wave following his last knockout win over compatriot Julius Sheetheni – and come Saturday, he again plans to reign supreme.
Heita, who in October put up a brilliant display to overpower Sheetheni and capture the then-vacant national super bantamweight title at the Windhoek Country Club, will square off against Zimbabwe’s Tinashe Mwadziwana for the vacant WBA Pan African Super Bantamweight title.
The fight will headline the much-anticipated Together As One Part 5 Boxing Bonanza, slated for the Kuisebmond Community Hall at the coastal town of Walvis Bay. The event is being promoted by the MTC Nestor Sunshine Promotions.
Beating the war drums ahead of his mega weekend fight against the experienced Mwadziwana, a buoyant Heita said the stakes are high, as he will be fighting in his hometown in front of his home crowd. He, therefore, plans to leave no room for any errors when he goes toe-to-toe against the Zimbabwean, as a possible victory could propel him to greater and bigger fights in the near future.
“I’m extremely honoured to headline this event in my hometown of Walvis Bay. The preparations for this fight have been great, and I would like to thank my team for the support. On Saturday, we will light up Walvis Bay, as I will be lifting my new belt. I know it won’t be easy but I’m well prepared and in excellent shape. I invite all the fans to come and watch this spectacular event because it’s always all about making my fans happy,” said a confident 23-year-old Heita.
Their bout will be supported by Sebastianus Natanael, who will exchange leather with Steven ‘Cake’ Bagwasi of Botswana in an international featherweight 10-rounder.
Another fight on the night will see Max Ipinge and Tinashe Zihove going toe-to-toe in the super middleweight division over six rounds.
Tickets to the event, which will also see many other youngsters in action on the night, are selling for N$20 for children, N$50 for adults and N$200 at ringside.
Tickets are available at Webtickets outlets countrywide at all Pick ‘n Pay stores.