Tanga boxer Rajabu Maoja is expected to travel all the way to the Namibian capital Windhoek in search of
IBF featherweight Africa title in “the battle for the Kalahari Desert” against Gottlieb Ndokosho on September 1.
The experienced Tanga boxer had previously competed for the IBF title in Mombasa in 2000.
The 37 year-old boxer has won 18 bouts, lost 11 and three draws in his record of career 32 matches.
Maoja’s opponent has won 11 bouts, lost three and drew once out of his 15 career matches so far. Out of his eleven wins the Windhoek-based boxer has only won two bouts on knockout pattern.
Preparations for the bouts are underway. As the boxing duo are gearing up through training for the 12-round contest.
The battle for Kalahari Desert as the bout has been dubbed by the organisers, Namibian Kinda under the boxing promotion of Simon Nangolo.
The IBF Africa president Onesmo Ngowi has called for Tanzanians to support Maoja as he flags the nation’s colours high at international stage.
The IBF Africa boss is optimistic over Maoja’s confidence and inspiration to compete in the high-profile stage likely to earn him the title.