Botswana’s professional super bantam weight boxer Tefo Letshikgwane lies in wait for Zimbabwean Tinashe “Cobra” Motodza. The duo will battle it out in Gaborone on Apri 26 in a non-title six-rounds bout dubbed “The Encounter” at the Gaborone Main Mall.
Letshikgwane confidently told Sunday Standard that he well conditioned and prepared to oust his counterpart in a match expected to spark fireworks.
Expressing his desire to fight in a title contender bout at one stage in his professional boxing career, Letshikgwane revealed that these are the fights that will elevate him to the next level of the sport.
“It is just a few days now before we lock horns in the ring and I am ready to win the bout. I am well prepared and conditioned for the fight and I send a warning to Motodza that I will be firing from all cylinders on the day,” Letshikgwane said.
He said he was not worried about his counterpart after several attempts to have his fighting clips failed.
“I have not seen any of Motodza’s videos in the ring and never got a chance to see him fight but it does not worry me at all. It is just a matter of opening a new page and dealing with the content which I am ready for after extensive preparations with my coach. I am confident that winning the bout will assist in my ambition to fight in bigger bouts,” said Letshikgwane.
Promoter of Bond Boxing Promotions, Bond Ngubula, said they were expecting exciting fights on the night.
He said all boxers from his stable were well conditioned and promised to shine on the night. ‘’This will be one of the exciting fights for professional boxing in the local arena,” Ngubula said.
“We believe this will be the biggest event of professional boxing to be hosted locally due to the level of assistance in terms of sponsoring we continue to receive from some stakeholders. Professional boxing is very taxing and it is overwhelming to witness private companies assisting boxers,” said Ngubula.
Motodza is expected to touch down Botswana on Wednesday ahead of the fight. Weigh-in will be conducted on April 20 at a venue to be confirmed.
In the all four-round undercard bouts on the day, Tshepang Babui will face Tshepo Khutloeng, Thabiso Mpolokeng takes on Moreki Maiketso, Gift Baaname will trade blows with Olaotse Rannobe while Tshepiso Mokgadi will face Moses Kamera.
Spectators will pay a standard ticket of P100 while ringside tickets will cost P500.