Pro-boxing reawakens

SHARE   |   Tuesday, 21 March 2017   |   By Ontametse Sugar
Bond Ngubula Bond Ngubula

Bond Boxing Promotions is bringing a professional boxing fight to Botswana on April 21, 2017 after about two years without a professional fight. The main bout will be between Botswana’s Tefo Letshikgwane against Zimbabwe’s Tinashe ‘Cobra’ Mutodza. Bond Boxing Promotions’ owner, Bond Ngubula, said they had to go back and look into how professional boxing works, while at the same time coming up with strategies that will help them to be at par with other professional boxing bodies in other countries. “It was not our intention to stay this long without a fight because this obviously means the boxers have not been paid for over a year because there is no monthly salary in boxing,” he said. Ngubula said one of the things that he did was to make sure that he establishes a boxing gym in order to have the specific training for the boxers. Professional Boxing Association Botswana President Shakes Kebualemang said they will continue to sanction the professional fights in Botswana. He said it is very important for people understand that there is such a huge difference between amateur and professional boxing. “Promoters have to run everything through us and if they pass the requirements we approve the fight and that is why we are launching a fight that is coming,” he said. Kebualemang said that they want to see more professional tournaments being hosted in Botswana, and urged promoters to come on board to stage fights. “We want professional boxers here and we want them to be millionaires, the private sector should come on board and sponsor these people,” he said. The supporting bouts of the day are: Tshephang ‘Gearbox’ Babui vs Tshepo ‘Danger’ Kutloeng; Thabiso Mpolokeng vs Moreki ‘Phython’ Maiketso; Gift Baaname vs Olaotse Rannobe; and Tshepiso ‘Korupt’ Mokgadi vs Moses ‘Rocketmachine’ Kamera. The fight will take place in the Gaborone Main Mall with a normal ticket going for P100 and ringside P500.