By Ron Jackson
Jerry Nekhubve of South Africa upset the form book when he stopped Ali Nuumbembe from Namibia in the second round to win the WBO Africa welterweight title at the Windhoek Country Club last Friday night. After a quiet opening round the challenger Nekhubve 11-1-1 picked up the
pace in the second round and scored with a classic uppercut that sent Nuumbembe 23-5-1 crashing to the canvas. Nuumbembe managed to beat the count but was in no condition to continue as the referee Hiskia Shigweda waved the fight off.
In a clash for the WBO Africa Interim bantamweight title Paulus Ambunda 11-0-0 easily disposed of Tendani Munyai 9-6-2 of South Africa when he scored a third technical knockout.
Martin Haikali of Namibia retained his WBO Africa lightweight title with a unanimous 12 rounds points decision over Jatoroora Tjingaveta, also from Namibia.
The tournament was by Nestor Tobias of Nestor Sunshine Promotions.
(Photo: left to right Andrew Smale, Jerry Nekhubve, Johnny DuPlooy)