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Paulus Ambunda (born 6 August 1980) is a Namibian boxer who participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics. As a professional, he held the WBO bantamweight title in 2013, and twice the IBO bantamweight title in 2015 and in 2018.

Paulus Ambunda
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Real namePaulus Natangwe Ambunda
Nickname(s)The Rock
Weight(s)
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Reach69 in (175 cm)
NationalityNamibian
Born (1980-08-06) August 6, 1980 (age 38)
Swakopmund, Namibia
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights29
Wins27
Wins by KO11
Losses2

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Amateur careerEdit

Ambunda won the silver medal at flyweight at the 2004 All-Africa Games in Abuja, Nigeria. At the 2004 Summer Olympics he was stopped in the quarter finals of the flyweight (51 kg) division by Germany's eventual bronze medal winner Rustamhodza Rahimov.

Professional careerEdit

Ambunda won the WBO bantamweight title against Thai fighter Pungluang Sor Singyu in his 20th fight. he would end up losing the belt in his first defense to Japanese fighter Tomoki Kameda.[1]

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
30 fights 27 wins 3 losses
By knockout 11 0
By decision 16 3
Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
Loss 27-3   Stephen Fulton UD 12 (12) 2019-05-11   EagleBank Arena, Fairfax Lost IBO super bantamweight title
Win 27-2   Muhamad Ridhwan SD 12 (12) 2018-09-29   Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore Won vacant IBO super bantamweight title
Win 26-2   Nasibu Ramadhan UD 12 (12) 2017-12-29   The Dome, Swakopmund Won WBC International Silver super bantamweight title
Win 25-2   Tasha Mjuaji KO 2 (8) 2017-09-30   Paresis Stadium, Otjiwarongo
Loss 24-2   Moises Flores UD 12 (12) 2016-06-11   Ramatex Factory, Windhoek For interim WBA super bantamweight title
Lost IBO super bantamweight title
Win 24-1   Jason Cooper UD 12 (12) 2015-12-05   Ramatex Factory, Windhoek Retained IBO super bantamweight title
Win 23-1   Leandro David Esperante SD 12 (12) 2015-08-01   Ramatex Factory, Windhoek Won vacant IBO super bantamweight title
Win 22-1   Tshifhiwa Munyai SD 12 (12) 2014-12-20   Helao Nafidi, Oshikango
Win 21-1   Cristian Palma UD 12 (12) 2014-05-17   Omuthiya Park, Oshikoto Won IBF, WBA International super bantamweight titles
Loss 20-1   Tomoki Kameda UD 12 (12) 2013-08-01   Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Cebu City Lost WBO bantamweight title
Win 20-0   Pungluang Sor Singyu UD 12 (12) 2013-03-02   Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek Won WBO bantamweight title
Win 19-0   William Prado UD 12 (12) 2012-07-28   Ramatex Factory, Windhoek Won vacant WBO International bantamweight title
Win 18-0   Cleutus Mbhele UD 12 (12) 2012-03-20   Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek Retained WBO African bantamweight title
Win 17-0   Bongani Mahlangu SD 12 (12) 2011-11-05   Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek Retained WBO African bantamweight title
Win 16-0   Twalib Mubiru TKO 3 (10) 2011-09-24   Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek
Win 15-0   Emilio Norfat KO 12 (12) 2011-06-11   Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek Retained WBO African bantamweight title
Win 14-0   Tawanda Chigwida TKO 8 (12) 2010-11-25   Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek Retained WBO African bantamweight title
Win 13-0   Klaas Mboyane UD 12 (12) 2010-07-24   Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek Retained WBO African bantamweight title
Win 12-0   Sipho Nkadimeng UD 8 (8) 2010-05-29   Kalahari Sands Hotel, Windhoek
Win 11-0   Tendani Munyai TKO 3 (12) 2010-04-30   Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek Won WBO African bantamweight title
Win 10-0   Sithembile Kibiti KO 1 (12) 2010-03-20   Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek
Win 9-0   Lwazi Mzolisa TKO 2 (12) 2009-10-31   Kuisebmond Community Hall, Walvis Bay Won WBO interim African bantamweight title
Win 8-0   Tommy Nakashimba TKO 2 (10) 2009-09-12   Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek Won vacant Namibian bantamweight title
Win 7-0   Pfariso Neluvhulani UD 6 (6) 2009-07-25   Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek
Win 6-0   Matheus Niitembu RTD 1 (4) 2009-05-22   Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek
Win 5-0   Daniel Ausiku TKO 2 (4) 2008-12-11   Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek
Win 4-0   Johannes Gabriel TKO 1 (4) 2008-08-16   Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek
Win 3-0   Petaneni Elago UD 4 (4) 2007-11-10   Ongwediva Trade Fair Centre, Ongwediva
Win 2-0   Johannes Gabriel PTS 4 (4) 2007-08-11   Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek
Win 1-0   Johannes Gabriel PTS 4 (4) 2007-06-30   Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre Professional debut

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Sporting positions
Major world boxing titles
Preceded by
Pungluang Sor Singyu
WBO bantamweight champion
March 2, 2013 - August 1, 2013
Succeeded by
Tomoki Kameda
Minor world boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Thabo Sonjica
IBO super bantamweight champion
August 1, 2015 - June 11, 2016
Vacated
Succeeded by
Moises Flores
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Paulus Ali Nuumbembe
Flagbearer for   Namibia
Athens 2004
Succeeded by
Mannie Heymans