Weyulu regards himself as the best

By Michael Uugwanga

DOMINICUS Weyelu has only won two of nine fights since turning professional in 2014, but the 31 year old still regards himself as one of the best pound-to-pound boxer in the Super-Lightweight division.

His two victories came against Varde ‘Swapo’ Ndayambekwa in 2017 and Amos Enkala in 2014, while the rest of the fights were defeats, with the last coming against Michael Benhard in August.

“Absolutely I’m the best boxer in the country in my division and to be the best it is not how you win  or how you lose, but it is how you box and at the same time you need to be disciplined, of which I have all those qualities. That makes me the best boxer,” said Weyulu.

Born at Okatana in Oshana Region, Weyulu was promoted by the country’s most renowned boxing promoter and trainer Nestor Tobias.

He said most of the fights that he had lost were due to lack of preparation, mainly due to work commitments, since he is a full-time employee at the Namibian Correctional Services and he has therefore started to put more effort into his boxing than before.

One of his losses came against Harry Simon Jr in March, despite the two sharing the same promoter. Although Weyulu is promoted by Tobias, he trains at Golden Boxing Academy that is owned by former       World Boxing Association (WBA) Pan African Super-Light champion Jason ‘Tuks’ Naule.

“I lost the fights because I was not well trained due to the insufficient time, but from now onwards I am going to knock down every opponent that stands in front of me inside the ring. No opponent that I have faced is tougher than me, because I’m the toughest opponent with speed and power and at the same time I’m also the king of upper cut,” Weyulu boasted.

A big fan of the late great Muhammed Ali, who is regarded by many as the greatest boxer ever, Weyulu plans to retire from boxing once he reaches the age of 40, but that will have to come with at least one title before he hangs up his gloves.”

Ali is the greatest boxer of all-time, that is why he inspired me to become a boxer,” he said.

“I still have the opportunity to win a national title because I have the potential. Therefore, the possibility is very high. I will hang up once I reach 40 and become a trainer and promoter, because I want to plough back into the community. He is set to fight fellow Namibian Hedison ‘Bulelo’ Nghipondoka in October, but he is still unsure whether that fight will materialise. “I’m not sure whether that fight will take place or not. I’m still waiting [for confirmation] from my promoter. I’m currently training ahead of any potential fight that will come along. I’m ready now as I’m hungry for success.”