Boxing meets kickboxing

Punches rained and boxing ruled during a bonanza where young talent was displayed at the coast.

25 February 2019 | Sports

Danny Boy; Boxing Champion; ‘It’s no use keeping young boxers in the gym without competing.”

Otis Finck - Albinius “Danny Boy Albino” Felesianu battled three opponents including two kickboxers and a boxer at the Swakopmund entertainment centre on Saturday.

Danny Boy, a super lightweight fighter, holds the International Boxing Federation Continental Africa Lightweight, World Boxing Federation Intercontinental Lightweight and International Boxing Federation Youth Featherweight titles.

He climbed through the ropes as the main attraction at the Fight Night Boxing bonanza organised by Legacy Boxing Club and squared off against Given Mothiba, Raphael “Buffalo” Iita and Lesley !Hoaeb for three rounds each.

Mothiba is a South African mixed martial arts kickboxing fighter ranked 2nd in South Africa and 33rd in the world.

Namibian kick boxing champion !Hoaeb is ranked 2nd in the world. He will be in action in a fight for the world title on 14 June in Goergia, Atlanta, in the USA.

Iita is a hot local boxing prospect.

Danny Boy utilised the opportunity as preparation for his International Boxing Federation (IBF) title fight (being promoted by Kilimajaro Boxing Promotions) against a yet to be confirmed opponent in Otapi on 21 March. After that he could head for America to fight.

His opponents did not spare any punches. They ensured a proper workout throughout the duration of the nine rounds between the ropes and had hundreds of fans in attendance begging for more.

Danny Boy said he was impressed with the standard of boxing displayed by the junior and senior boxers at the event.

‘It’s no use keeping young boxers in the gym without competing. We are trying to secure sponsorship to host similar tournaments every month. We must unite under the umbrella of sport. It is simply awesome to see young and old in attendance and enjoying Namibian fighting talent.”

Danny Boy added that he was committed and motivated to create future boxing world champions through the Legacy Boxing Academy. He invited other sharing his passing for the sport to come on board and turn his vision into a reality.

A pair of boxing shorts worn by Danny Boy in his title winning fights and a pair of boxing gloves were also auctioned and generated N$8 400.

The money will be used to obtain a new set of boxing shorts for Danny Boy which he will wear at a planned world title fight, to purchase equipment and hosting similar event in future.

In other fights Fabian Helu defeated Valen Awaseb. Fillemon Shaningwa defeated Tino Heipeto. Delano Muller defeated Robert Roberts, while Charlie Absai and Gerhard Ipinge fought to a draw in the junior division over three rounds.

Onesmus Amutenya defeated Augistino Machina via a technical knockout. Willima Mbauha and Likikela Hifandaka fought to a draw, and Jonas Jomas defeated Real Nande. Boytjie Kapunda defeated Petrus Shanika and Johannes Joram defeated Delvans Uirab in the senior division over three rounds.

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