Young boxers empowered
Donation for the future
07 November 2020 | Sports
Albertus Tsamaseb; Boxing coach; “…I can only accomplish this through committed partners.”
The Albertus Tsamaseb Boxing Academy (ATBA) recently received a boxing ring compliments of Reptile Mineral Resources and Exploration to the value of N$80 000.
Tsamaseb started boxing in 1979 and established his boxing academy 22 years later, in 2001.
His aim is to empower previously disadvantaged individuals through boxing at the establishment in Swakopmund.
“My passion is to keep youngsters fit. I can only accomplish this through committed partners,” he says.
The seasoned boxing coach is currently training three boxers who will take part in the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Men’s World Championships from 16 to 27 November in Minsk, Russia.
The boxers stand a chance to qualify for the 2021 Olympic Games slated to take place from 23 July to 8 August in Japan.
Some of the famous names that have benefited from Tsamaseb’s mentorship include Nadi Nyutenanye, Friedrich Nyutunanye, Frans Nanda, Abraham Ndaendapo, Jonas Ndeyamunye, Rafael Iita, Johannes Nickodemus, Jonas Junias Jonas and Albinius ‘Danny Boy’ Felesiano.
Jonas nabbed a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and has been training since he was 10-years-old while Felesiano holds four Africa titles.
The academy has come a long way from the 10 professional and 35 amateur boxers who started at the academy in 2001. ATBA currently has 90 active members.