By SHEEFENI NIKODEMUS
ONE-TIME WBA Pan African light welterweight title holder Jason ‘Taks’ Naule is set to fight Zambia’s Pythias Kambembe in Livingstone on September 3.
Naule confirmed to The Namibian Sport on Friday that a deal to fight former Africa Boxing Union welterweight champion Pythias Kambembe has almost been tied up.
According to Naule, promoter Kinda Nangolo is “negotiating the fight” on his behalf.
“I’m sure the fight will happen,” Naule said. “It’s just a matter of finalising administration issues.”
The once promising fighter’s career has plummeted since losing his African title to South African Kaizer Mabuza a little over three years ago.
Naule was knocked-out twice by Mabuza in 2008, setting the tone for subsequent defeats to another South African Samuel Malinga the following year and Zimbawean Mordechai Donga in 2010.
‘Taks’ last fought in an undercard non-title bout against compatriot Tommy Hango during Harry ‘Onkugo Simon’s exhibition in December.
He lost that fight by a sixth round unanimous decision.
Once touted as a world champion in the making, Naule will now look to chalk up his first win after those five discouraging outings.
“Since then (Hango fight) I’ve just been in the gym training hard,” said Naule. “I’m looking forward to the fight.”