By Chester Uamunika: Harry Simon is the new IBF International Light Heavyweight Champion
Harry Simon became the IBF Internal Light Heavyweight Champion after beating Serbian Geard Ajetovic on points in Windhoek’s Ramatex hall on Saturday night.
The popular undefeated former world Champion Simon had the bulk of Ramatex supporting him in what many called the return of the “Terminator”. Simon was vying for the vacant IBF International Light Heavyweight Champion with Serbian Germany based Geard Ajetovic in a twelve round bout.
With many in the attendance expecting a technical knockout from Simon in the first five rounds, it was visible from the second round that Ajetovic was no push over.
Simon dominated most of eight round but could not keep up with the next round as Ajetovic came back strong in the ninth. In the first round Simon was visible that he could not use his right hand.
Playing up to the crowd and wanting to show Simon that his punches weren’t successful as they looked, Ajotovic opted to dance around the rig with his arms down.
Simon failed to deliver what the crowed expected and no one had a clue of who will take the fight at the end of the twelve rounds, but the decisions seems to be very easy for the judges.
South African Judge Salvia Mokaila scored the about 113, 116 with his compatriot Alfred Buqwane and Namibian Timo Haikonda both scoring the bout 111, 117 to give Simon an Unanimous decision victory much to the delights of the Namibians.
Very Happy but visible shaken Simon said he is not talented but he is gifted and he gives his opponent respect.
“If he wants a rematch I can give him added Simon in his short interview after the fight.
In the other title bout of the evening Namibia’s Godlieb Ndokosho stopped his opponent Feleciano Azuaga from Paraguay in the fourth round to successfully defend his IBF Inter Continental Featherweight title.