Professional boxing impresses

SHARE   |   Sunday, 05 April 2015   |   By Ontametse Sugar
The much waited final bout of the evening between Kgomotso Bok [Red shot] and Peter Pelane [Blue shot] was a spectacular as Bok machine finished the fight in 1-45s to be crowned the Champion The much waited final bout of the evening between Kgomotso Bok [Red shot] and Peter Pelane [Blue shot] was a spectacular as Bok machine finished the fight in 1-45s to be crowned the Champion PIC: Ricardo Kanono



Bond Boxing Promotions is delighted about their growth in the professional boxing ranks. The manager Bond Ngubula said that with the last fight that he has had, he had seen tremendous growth in the boxers themselves and even the support from Batswana. Ngubula said gone are the days where he will be fighting with a lot of boxers who are making pro debut, but rather he will now have a few debuts while keeping experienced professional boxers. He said that the older ones have shown so much confidence and have even shown that they can sell the fight themselves. The recent tournament that was themed ‘The Future’ thrilled the spectators. This was the stable’s first competition for the year 2015. "The boys have really gained so much confidence. They gave entertaining fights, and so I am really happy and overwhelmed this time around," he said.
The main fight which was between Kgomotso Bok and Peter Pelane was a stellar to watch though the fight did not go as many minutes as the crowd anticipated. Though in the professional ranks Pelane is more experienced than Bok that did not scare Bok away as he knocked out his opponent in 1 minute 45 seconds. Bok left his opponent shell-shocked in a bout that he also wished could have gone through to at least the third round. "It is what it is. It did not happen as people wanted it to, and I was even aiming for the fight to go until round three. I did not know he will be knocked out in the first minute," Bok said. He said this shows growth for him as a professional boxer. He now aims to fight for the African title in three years and with the form that he is in and the experience that he is gaining, he believes that he can be a very competitive contender for that. Ngubula said right now he is proud to call anyone and say come and watch a fight, because of what the boxers have shown in their last performance. Though in some other countries professional boxing rakes in millions, Ngubula said they are not there yet in Botswana but that will not deter him from making sure that he stages fights and keeps encouraging local boxers to grow. 
Ngubula said going forward he will make sure that he nurtures young people that can actually promote the fight themselves. Having been impressed by making Bok the main bout, he said he will also look for another promising talent to headline the next fight, and expect him to perform the way Bok and Pelane did. He said when choosing who headlines the fight, he just doesn’t pick anyone but want athletes who are very fit and in good shape, and who will definitely manage to sell the fight themselves and make people want to watch it. He said so far the fights that he has had were what he wanted and where he has always wished to get at some point. He is going to work even harder in making professional boxing one of the exciting sensational sports in this country. He said that in three years he sees professional boxing swelling and attracting international fights to this country.



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