Local boxer Moses Kamera will fight for the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Africa title in Lilongwe, Malawi on October 31. Bond Boxing Promotions Manager Bond Ngubula said Kamera decided to take on the 12 rounds challenge because there is good prize money. Ngubula said he has lined-up a series of tournaments for his boxers to make sure that they gain international exposure to improve. He said at the moment he is working on a fight in 2016 where Kgomotso Bok will fight in his home village Tsabong. “My plan is to start by taking fights to where the athletes come from in order to build a solid fan base from their homesteads,” he said. He added this is what he has realised when he was bench marking that pro athletes in other countries usually have fights in their villages to increase the excitement and a sense of belonging.
Botswana’s own Patrick Seoko will fight South African pro boxer Morapedi Khotle on November 20 in Gaborone at a venue still to be confirmed. From his five professional fights Khotle has four wins and one loss. Seoko will be on his fifth pro fight after winning two, drawing one and losing one. Even though he might be coming as the underdog to the fight Seoko promised to smash Khotle to smithereens. Seoko, who goes by the stage name Captain Katura, said he has already started intensive training because he does not want to lose at home to a South African. “Batswana should come and watch what I will do the South African boxer. I am not scared at all and I will hammer him,” he said. The fight is also promoted by Bond Promotions. The supporting bouts will be interesting with one boxer coming from as far as the Bahamas by the name Levar Omar who will be fighting the local boxer Yamodimo Baitshepi.
In the other supporting bouts Tshepiso Mokgadi will fight Moreki Maiketso and Tefo Letshikgwane will be fighting Keitshokile Makushe. Ngubula said they expect supporting bouts to increase from the numbers that they have registered now. Other boxers from Bond Promotions will compete in Mafikeng on October 17. The three boxers are Thato Monabana in bantamweight; Bokamoso Molaodi in lightweight while Modiri ‘Tshipintsho’ Sanyati in junior middleweight.