Middleweight contender Walter Kautondokwa of Namibia has a new opponent for his May 10 bout in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Kautondokwa was originally scheduled to fight Tanzania’s Jacob Maganga for his non-title comeback fight this month. That fight was abruptly cancelled when Maganga failed a medical test and was not given approval.
“The Executioner” began the search for a new opponent and now, the former WBO and IBF Africa middleweight champion has found one.
Enter Malawi’s Simeon Tcheta.
Kautondokwa will now face Tcheta (9-2-1) in a 10-round affair. Kautondokwa will be a major favorite in this bout.
“I am happy to have a new fight confirmed so quickly after the last setback,” Kautondokwa said. “I know so many fans came out to see my return to the ring but it was not to be. Now I am facing Tcheta away from home in Harare next month and my attention and focus is now shifted to this fight.”
Kautondokwa hasn’t fought since last October, when he lost his world title bid against undefeated WBO World Middleweight Champion Demetrius Andrade via one-sided, 12-round unanimous decision.