Kashela fires warning shots

By Michael Uugwanga

HE might not have an impressive record on his boxing curriculum vitae but Daniel ‘Open Fire’ Kashela remains an entertaining boxer and is now set to make a return inside the ring when he faces Anthony Jarman on November 14 in a non-title bout at the MTC Salute Boxing Academy boxing bonanza.

Kashela and Jarman will be battling it out in the middleweight non-title fight scheduled for six rounds at the Roman Catholic Hall in Windhoek.

Kashela has a record of 22 bouts, winning only nine, losing 11 and two non-contest fights since turning professional in 2004 against Thulani Mkhwanazi of South Africa, which was also his first win.

His last fight was a defeat to compatriot Hedison Nghipondokwa in 2018 in the Welterweight division, which was also his second successive loss after losing to Simon Shafodino in the same year.

Jarman is a former Namibian Welterweight champion and is also regarded as one of the best pound-to-pound boxers in the country.

A confident Kashela told Confidente Sports Desk that he is ready to send Jarman to the ground.

“I am very much well prepared ahead of the fight. Someone will have to go down early in the rounds but it is not me but Jarman and his coach. I want to finish the fight early so that I go rest early. Jarman is no match for me and I am still the best boxer in my division in the country. I am the best entertainer and will continue to do so inside the ring.

“My target in few years to come is to win a WBF world title. I am still in the best shape and I will only retire from boxing once my body says no. I want to leave a legacy behind for the upcoming boxers,” he said.

Kashela joined MTC Salute Boxing Academy in 2017 after leaving Onkugo Promotions that is owned by former World Boxing Organisation (WBO) middleweight world champion Harry ‘Terminator’ Simon.

Other top fights scheduled to take place on the bonanza night are Lucas Ndafoluma versus Christian Uukelo and Nathaniel Kakololo versus Johannes Nikoti.