DESPITE no longer qualifying for the Olympics Games which are scheduled for 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, due to COVID-19, the 21-year-old Trofimus Johannes is more than ready to put Namibia on the map through boxing.
Trofimus was to be the first-ever Kilimanjaro Boxing Club senior amateur boxer to participate in Olympic Games.
Speaking to Informantè, Johannes stated that he started boxing at the age of 13 while he was a junior amateur boxer for Kilimanjaro Boxing Club, but more than ever he aims to go places with his boxing career.
The determined and ambitious Johannes noted that there are more commonwealth games to come in the future and will continue to prepare like it is his last game that he has to play.
“I am here to make a mark come hell or high water,” he said.
Johannes made the statement after beating his opponent Matheus Ferdinand from the Opuwo Boxing Club by technical knockout during the MTC-Northern Boxing Championship held in Ongwediva on Saturday.
Meanwhile, also making a statement in the ring, Shilongo Indongo from the MTC-Kilimanjaro Boxing house, who won by unanimous decision, gave thanks to God for giving him the talent and his coach for not giving up on him.
“My long hours of spending in the gym has officially paid off, but hope to get more experience than the one I have currently,” he said.