‘Greedy, stingy ‘ – Kakololo warns Magagane
By Michael Uugwanga
NAMIBIAN boxer Nathaniel ‘Natty’ Kakololo has issued a strongly worded warningto his opponent from South Africa, Jeff Magagane, that he will not let his African Boxing Union (ABU) Super-Bantamweight title slip away, because he is “stingy, greedy and aggressive”.
Kakololo will be making his first ABU title defence on 7 December at the Windhoek Country Club against Magagane, who will be looking to upset plans of the former Namibian featherweight champion.
“Training is done for the week, as we are only busy with weighing in ahead of the fight. I am mentally and physically fit. How can I let go of my title if I am stingy, greedy and aggressive? I am currently on a red carpet at home and this guy (Magagane) thinks he will come take me off the red carpet on home soil.
“I have watched the boy (Magagane) in action and he is a very good fighter and that is good news as this will be a good fight for me,” said Kakololo in an interview with Confidente Sport Desk ahead of Saturday night’s fight.
Kakololo (30) boasts a record of 14 fights, 12 wins, one draw and one defeat since turning professional in 2014 when he beat fellow Namibian Dominicus Weyulu.
Magagane has a record of 15 fights, 12 wins and three loses.
Kakololo is trained by MTC Salute Academy multi-winning 2018 Coach of the Year Tobias Nashilongo and 2019 MTC Namibia Sports Awards nominee Eliphas Namudjebo.
Kakololo, who is also ranked 36th by the World Boxing Council (WBC), is already looking at a world title shot in the near future but will first need to overcome Magagane if his dream of a world title is to turn to reality.
“I have the best trainers at the Academy, as they have turned me into a polished diamond. I was first a nobody at the time before they made me who I am today. Under the guidance of Nashilongo and Namudjebo I have managed to win three titles, the Namibian title, the World Boxing Federation ((WBF) International Featherweight title and now the ABU.
“I am currently ranked in position 36 by the WBC and my aim is to move up and that can only happen if I beat Magagane, which could see me move in the top 15, depending on the ranking next year.
“My aim is to fight for a world title in the near future. I want to tell Magagane that he should come prepared, otherwise he will go home empty-handed. To my fans, is just to tell them to come out in big numbers as always so that they come witness another victory,” Kakololo said.
On the night of the Kakololo vs Magagane fight, Mervin Nehemia will also take on Kampulu Frans in the Super-Bantamweight division. Other undercards include Lazarus Namalambo vs Andreas Mwenyo (Bantamweight); Anthony Jaarman vs Nande Junias (Middleweight), Mujandjae Kasuto vs Noel Mpofu (Light-heavyweight); Robert Kachiza vs Jonas Matheus (Bantamweight); as well as Lukas Ndafoluma vs Simeon Tcheta (Middleweight),which will be the curtain-raiser to the main bout.