Desert Storm at the Dome

Albinius “Danny Boy” Felisianu successful at Desert Storm 1 Boxing Extravaganza

Namibia’s champion boxer, Albinius “Danny Boy” Felisianu’s, hundreds of local fans at the Desert Storm 1 Boxing Extravaganza at The Dome Indoor Sports Centre in Swakopmund, on Friday, were ecstatic when he was crowned as the new IBF Lightweight Continental Champion.

He beat his opponent, Tanzanian boxer Yonas Segu, on points in an exciting fight over 12 rds , to take the IBF Lightweight Title. The decision of the panel of judges was unanimous.

Danny Boy expressed his delight with the outcome, but hailed Segu as a very good boxer, and said it had not been an easy fight. He also expressed a wish that the first fight to defend his new title, be fought in Swakopmund. He challenged the lightweight boxers of the world to come and face him in his home town.

In another international fight, for the vacant WBF Super Featherweight title, Namibia’s Abraham Ndauendapo won his bout over 10 rounds against South Africa’s Nkosinathi Ntshangase convincingly.

The Dome hosted the event in partnership with Kwesé Sport, Kalakoda Promotions and Bon Hotel, and it was streamed live across 38 African Countries.

 

Steve Kalakoda of Kalakoda promotions expressed his satisfaction with the evening and said Kalakoda promotions would certainly be back at the Dome, with more boxing excitement for local and international fans.

According to Buttons Heyns, Operational and Events Manager of The Dome, Kwese Sports and Kalakoda Promotions expressed their satisfaction with the turnout and the whole event, and would like to work with the Dome in the future, and bring more quality boxing events to Swakopmund. Heyns says the Dome is very happy with the outcome of the evening, and with the fact that local sports enthusiasts could be introduced to boxing at that level. He has indicated that there might be another great evening of boxing at The Dome, on 29 December.