By Eric Tataw, Wednesday June 12, 2019.
A United States fighter who just won his first professional fight with Lion Fight Promotions, one of the biggest MauyThai (Kickboxing) fight in the US headquartered in Las Vegas, a city in the US Western State of Nevada has spoken to National Telegraph, Wednesday June 12, 2019.
Tafon Ndi Nchukwi originally from Bamenda, a town in the North West Region of the Central African country of Cameroon won the fight, Saturday June 8, 2019 at Foxwood Resort in Mashabtucket, in the US State of Connecticut.
Tafon is now an Ambazonian sensation after pictures of him carrying the Ambazonia Flag circulated on social media. There’s unrest in Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions since October 2016 that has turned into an armed conflict with a demand by majority of Anglophones in the North West and South West for a separate state called Ambazonia.
Speaking to Eric Tataw, CEO of National Telegraph in the organ’s DMV/USA head office, Tafon said; the MauyThai he won with Lion Fight Promotions isn’t his first professional win in the sports.
The 25-year-old fighter said he won his first professional fight on March 2, 2019 in the Mixed Marshal Arts (MMA) at the Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
Tafon also said he started an amateur career five years ago before becoming a professional, adding that he has fought in many places including; Italy, Thailand and all over USA.
The MauyThai winner said he has represented USA in MauyThai organised by World Kickboxing Association (WKA) in 2016 for MauyThai and K1 and won both titles.
The rising star who trains at Team Llyod Irvin MMA in Camp Springs, Maryland, USA says he looks forward to having more fights in the Lion Fight Promotions and the MMA so that he can get into the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the biggest fighting promotion in the world.
When asked his motivation for carrying what is now known as the Ambazonia Flag that represents majority of the people of the North West and South West regions of Cameroon now wrapped in an armed conflict, Tafon who has never lost a fight in his boxing career said he would comment on it in a special Facebook Live interview with National Telegraph in the days ahead.