By Eric Tataw – Sunday November 3, 2019.
Tafon Ndi Nchukwi engaged McCowin in a Cruiser-weight fight at the Royal Farm Arena – 201 W Baltimore St, Baltimore Maryland, 21201, Saturday November, 2, 2019.
As expected a good number of persons from ‘Ambazonia’ living within the DMV area were at the fight and seized the opportunity to sell Ambazoina to the thousands of other persons at the arena.
Tafon Ndi Nchukwi, 25, originally from Njemba Mankon, a village in Bamenda, a town in the North West Region of the Central African country of Cameroon, with exceptional spectacle entered the Royal Farms Arena with the Ambazonia Flag.
He had won his first fight on Saturday June 8, 2019, at Foxwood Resort in Mashabtucket, in the US State of Connecticut. This was the Lion Fight Promotions and it isn’t Tafon’s first professional win in the sports.
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 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.
Then came the Saturday November 2, 2019 fight. It was the first of the evening and before spectators could grab some beer, popcorn and resume their seats, Tafon knocked off McCowin in nothing above 2mins and 50seconds at he first round. This has been described as exceptional.
Emmanuel Tabi, among others who turned out to cheer out the fighter, including his mother were activated. To some, his victory was a combination of his dedication and the blessing of the Ambazonain people.
Ambazonia is a name used 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’s first professional win in the sports was on March 2, 2019 in the Mixed Marshal Arts (MMA) at the Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. 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 represented USA in MauyThai organised by World Kickboxing Association (WKA) in 2016 for MauyThai and K1 and won both titles. Tafon who trains at Team Llyod Irvin MMA in Camp Springs, Maryland, USA 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.