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Paulus Ali Nuumbembe
Born June 24, 1978(1978-06-24) (age 44)
Oshakati, Namibia
Nationality Namibian
Style Orthodox
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight Welterweight

Paulus Ali Nuumbembe (born 24 June 1978 in Oshakati, Oshana Region, Namibia) is a Namibian welterweight boxer. Nicknamed "The Silent Assassin", Nuumbembe is a former Commonwealth champion who represented Namibia at the 2000 Summer Olympics and the 2002 Commonwealth Games.[1]

Rise to Prominence

Nuumbembe came to prominence in April 2005, when he fought to a points draw with undefeated British Champion David Barnes in a challenge for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental welterweight title.

Commonwealth title

The biggest moment of his career came when he earned a points victory over Scotland's unbeaten Kevin Anderson to win the Commonwealth Welterweight title. He was the first Commonwealth Champion from Namibia.

Return to Namibia

Nuumbembe lost the title due to a cut, against Craig Watson on December 8, 2007. In 2008, after spending much of his boxing life in Britain, Nuumbembe made the decision to move back to Namibia. He has since gone on to win the WBA Pan African welterweight title and Namibian Title.

Nuumembe is now a Major in the Namibian Defence Force and is currently training their boxers.

References

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Friedhelm Sack
Flagbearer for  Namibia
Sydney 2000
Succeeded by
Paulus Ambunda

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