By Eric Tataw – Washington DC, USA, Thursday November 21, 2019.
Tafon Ndi Nchukwi, 25, a US fighter originally from Njemba Mankon, a village in Bamenda, a town in the North West Region of the Central African country of Cameroon will be back to the ring this weekend.
Tafon returns twenty (20) days after his last fight with McCowin in a Cruiser-weight fight at the Royal Farm Arena – 201 W Baltimore St, Baltimore Maryland, 21201, Saturday November, 2, 2019, during which he carried the “Ambazonia” flag to the stage.
The Mixed Marshal Arts (MMA) winner confirmed to National Telegraph his next fight will be at the Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia as from 7PM, Friday November 22, 2019.
Ambazonia is a name used by armed groups and political activists for Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions where there’s an armed conflict with a demand by majority of Anglophones in the North West and South West for a separate state called Ambazonia.
This crisis has led to thousands of deaths, torching of hundreds of villages, millions of displaced people and thousands of political prisoners. Tafon carries the flag in recognition of the right of self-determination of his countrymen and women.
The fight will be a good opportunity for persons from ‘Ambazonia’ living within the DMV area to seized the moment and sell Ambazoina to the thousands of other persons at the arena.
News from the fighter’s circles confirm Tafon Ndi from Temple Hills, Maryland will be engaging William Knight from Manchester, Connecticut in Heavyweight in Friday’s fight.
On Saturday June 8, 2019, at Foxwood Resort in Mashabtucket, Connecticut, he won the Lion Fight Promotions and on March 2, 2019 in the Mixed Marshal Arts (MMA) at the Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, he won his first professional fight.
Tafon also started an amateur career five years ago before becoming a professional, during which he fought in many places including; Italy, Thailand and all over USA.
He has also represented USA in MauyThai organised by World Kickboxing Association (WKA) in 2016 for MauyThai and K1 and won both titles.
Just recently, on Saturday November 2, 2019, Tafon knocked off McCowin in nothing above 2mins and 50seconds at the first round of a Cruiser-weight fight at the Royal Farm Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.
Tafon who trains at Team Llyod Irvin MMA in Camp Springs, Maryland, has always prayed 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.