Namibia welterweight boxer, Bethuel ‘Tyson’ Uushona, is set to step back inside the ring later this month against an unnamed Polish boxer just some few weeks after his disappointing defeat to German national, Rico Mueller, on 11 August.
Uushona, 36, lost on points to Mueller in Germany in a non-title fight which raised questions on whether the Soweto-based boxer still has the energy to fight against some of the best boxers in the world.
However, in an interview with the Windhoek Observer earlier this week, Uushona said he still believes in his own talent.
“Of course I can still fight against the best boxers in the world,” he said.
“I will be back in the ring within 25 days. I know the opponent and he is from Poland. The name will be confirmed very soon. It will be a non-title fight.”
In the interview, Uushona mocked local boxers who usually fight against boxers from Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Ghana or Zambia to boost their records.
“There is no money in Namibia to fight. I do not fight against Zimbabweans or other African boxers. I fight top level boxers,” said Uushona, who lost his World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Welterweight title after the defeat to Mueller, in a match in which he said he was hard-done by the judges.
The August 11th defeat was Uushona’s sixth since turning professional in 2002.
Uushona, who won the WBF Welterweight title in 2016 against Rafal Jackiewicz of Poland in Windhoek, now boasts of a record of 42 fights, 36 wins and six losses.