Just a brief note of congratulation to Ali Nuumbembe, the Glossop based Namibian finally fulfilled his dream of winning a professional title – defeating Commonwealth champion Kevin Anderson by Split-Decision in a tightly contested fight. Anderson was somewhat dismayed by the decision having started by brightly but barely survived the eighth.
As I revealed yesterday, I met Ali a year or so ago and his story is an amazing one and I know just how much this victory will mean to the softly-spoken former soldier. An honourable belt for an honourable man. Good luck with the belt Ali, I’m sure it was some-night in Scotland and tonight in the Beehive will be even better!
Kevin Anderson, at 23, will be back.