OSHAKATI - Owner and promoter of MTC Kilimanjaro Boxing Club Joseph Benhard was elated with the way young boxers showcased their talent in the “Movers and Shakers” boxing bonanza in Oshakati over the weekend.
He told New Era Sport such events are vital to groom future talent. “I am excited with the way the bonanza unfolded. Young prospects came out to show off their talent, as well as build their careers at an amateur level. I believe future champions begin at this level; that’s why it is important to have such competitions,” said Benhard.
The bonanza which took place on Friday and Saturday also served as a talent scouting event for professional boxing and find boxers to represent their regions at the upcoming MTC Youth Games to be staged in December in Windhoek.
“If we can constantly have such competitions every year, it would mean we are on course when it comes to talent identification and talent development. You could see how much talent we have here in the country if properly scouted.
“I would love to see more talent from other regions participate in this event in the coming years, because with us, at MTC Kilimanjaro, it is all about grooming future champions.” It was the boxing stable’s second bonanza of the year. Boxers from Ohangwena, Oshikoto, Oshana, Omusati and Kunene regions exchanged blows.
Jerobiam Benhard beat Joseph Nailonga in the 20-24 kg division
Efraim Frans beat Nandango Vision (25-30kg)
Gabriel Erastus beat Jakuma Gabriel (33-37 kg)
Tangeni Nghinanomunhu beat Lauli Laban (40-45kg)
Matheu Ndailikana beat Natangwe Tuyoleni (45-50kg)
Lemmy Lamek beat Shindele Oscar (50-55kg)
Kambala Lukas beat Domingo Johannes (55-58kg)
Uusiku Fillemon automatically won his bout after his opponent in the 45 to 48kg did not show up
Enos Kamati beat Udafaneni Ekson with a TKO (51-53kg)
Trofimus Johannes beat Profilio Nangombe (54-56kg)
Fabianus Stefanus beat Matheus Ngeshya (57-59kg)
Frela Johannes beat Eliaser Hamwaanyena (60-63kg)
Shikulo Lineekela beat Uushona Michael (64-67kg)
Shiixuleni Petrus beat Haukeni Gabriel (68-70kg)
Tomas Jerobiam beat Amos Jason in the heavyweight division