Danny Boy ready to conquer

A local boxer is eager to improve his rating so that he can square off against top fighters.

06 August 2019 | Sports

Albinius Felesianu; Boxer; “…the name of the game is feel the pain…”

Swakopmund – Adolf Kaure

Swakopmund-based boxer Albinius ‘Danny Boy’ Felesianu will take on Zimbabwean opponent Peter Pelembe for the vacant World Boxing Organisation (WBO) African Lightweight title in a boxing bonanza known as Clash of the Titans at Ramatex in Windhoek on 10 August.

Felesianu, the current International Boxing Federation (IBF) Africa Junior Lightweight champion, has a record of 19 wins (7 via knockout), 2 losses and 1 draw from 22 bouts.

He said that his opponent must be ready.

“I just want to tell my opponent that the name of the game is feel the pain. He must come prepared because I am ready. Anything can happen in the fight. I’m preparing myself for this opportunity. I have been waiting for many years because it has always been my dream to fight for a WBO title. My body is conditioned and I’m just waiting for fighting day.”

Felesianu says he intends to approach the fight by taking it round for round.

“I take this sport very seriously. I am fit and don’t have to struggle with my weight. The fight is very important for me because it is a WBO title fight. If I win this fight I will be ranked in the top 10 in the world. I’m also a mature boxer and can challenge the top fighters.”

He dedicates the fight to the late Theo-Ben Gurirab who had taught him to remain humble, he said.

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