by Tamas Pradarics
Undefeated featherweight Sakaria Lukas scheduled to defend his WBO Africa title for the third time this Saturday evening at the Windhoek Country Club Resort in Windhoek, Namibia. Lukas (20-0, 14 KOs), who is currently ranked No. 3 by the WBO at 126 pounds are facing Tello Dithebe (20-7, 6 KOs) from South Africa. This is going to be the first bout on foreign soil for the challenger.
Both fighters feel more than ready to put up a nice show in front of an always passionate Namibian audience.
“I am ready to rumble come Saturday, December 2. I have a belt and my opponent has his belt. What is clear is that he must surrender his belt to me either willingly or unwillingly, that’s up to him. I would like to thank my team and my sponsor, MTC, for always putting up great events,” told a confident Lukas to BoxingScene.com.
Dithebe is reportedly putting up his WBA Pan African title to the fight.
“I will put up a show that Namibians has never seen before. I will destroy Sakaria on the red carpet and take his belt back to South Africa,” said Dithebe about the biggest challenge of his career.
Hard-hitting super featherweight prospect Jeremiah Nakathila is planning to defend his WBO Africa belt against South African Sibusiso Zingange (11-1-1-1, 3 KOs) in the co-main event of the card. Nakathila (13-1, 9 KOs), who is ranked No. 9 by the WBO at 130 pounds, won his title last September at the same venue with a third round TKO over Said Chino.
The December 2 card, that concludes a total of ten matches, will be MTC Sunshine Promotions’s last event of the year.
“We really had a very successful and impact full year and we hope to end it on a high. The strategy this year has been to maintain our world rankings, grab as many continental titles which open doors for world title possibilities, and importantly continuing to develop our talent pipeline. I am really proud of the boys and the entire coaching staff for this year’s achievements. Our sincere appreciation goes to our undisputed and undefeated champion of sponsors MTC for continuing to make the connection and allowing the boys to raise Namibia’s flag high across the world, and of course to the fans for their loyal support. This is the last fight card of the year and we encourage everybody to come and enjoy world-class boxing,” said Nestor Tobias, head of MTC Sunshine Promotions.
The Saturday event will take place at the Windhoek Country Club in Windhoek and general tickets are available for only N$200 while VIP tables sell for only N$10,000.
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