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Thabiso Mchunu

Adcorp Helps Thabiso ‘The Rock’ Mchunu Realise His Dreams

Adcorp today revealed that it is supporting Thabiso ‘The Rock’ Mchunu in his journey to becoming the World Boxing Council’s (WBC) cruiserweight world champion.

Adcorp, the largest workforce management player on the African continent, , has sponsored The Rock for over two years now – a commitment which is bearing fruits as Mchunu gears up to overcome the hurdle that stands between him and the World Boxing Council’s cruiserweight championship – a clash with Congolese fighter Ilunga ‘Junior’ Makabu this weekend. Continue reading

Mchunu vs. Makabu WBC World Title Eliminator – ICC Centre

May 16 – Durban, South Africa

Durban, South Africa: Main Events, in conjunction with Ludonga Promotions, will be hosting the WBC World Title Eliminator in Thabiso “The Rock “Mchunu’s native Durban, South Africa, at the ICC Centre, against a very worthy opponent in who many say is Africa’s finest cruiserweight “Junior” Makabu on May 16. Continue reading

Main Events Wins Mchunu vs. Makabu Purse Bid

Dallas, TX: This morning Main Events won a purse bid for the WBC Cruiserweight Eliminator fight for the mandatory challenger for WBC Cruiserweight World Champion Grigory “Pretty Boy” Drozd (39-1, 27 KOs). The 12-round fight will take place in South Africa in the spring (date to be announced shortly) between Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu (17-1, 11 KOs) of South Africa and Ilunga “Junior” Makabu (18-1, 17 KOs) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Continue reading

Dargan & Mchunu Walk Away With NABF Titles

In the main event of the afternoonn cruiserweights Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu (17-1, 11 KOs) and Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson (13-8-1, 7 KOs) faced off for the NABF Cruiserweight Title.

The ten-round cruiserweight match-up between Mchunu’s southpaw style and Wilson’s wild style made for an exciting fight. Thabiso landed some clean shots and Wilson countered to no avail. The fifth round was slow with Wilson chasing down Mchunu and Wilson finally landing some shots. The ninth round started off with a bang, both fighters were trading big punches. The crowd began chanting for Wilson and the action started to pick up in the final round with both fighters coming out swinging. In the tenth, the referee deducted a point from Mchunu for holding, but it did not matter as Mchunu retained his NABF Cruiserweight Title with a unanimous decision victory (96-93, 99-90 and 98-91). Continue reading

Mchunu-Wilson Weigh-in Weights and Photos

Thabiso Mchunu
Photo Credits: Daryl Bughman/Main Events

 

Garrett Wilson
Photo Credits: Daryl Bughman/Main Events
Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu
Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson
Johannesburg, SA Philadelphia, PA
16-1, 11 KO’s 13-7-1, 7 KO’s
Weight: 199  Trunks: Red/SLV/BLK Weight: 193 Trunks: Black
Dargan-Perez
Photo Credits: Daryl Bughman/Main Events

 

Karl “Dynamite” Dargan Angino “The Nightmare” Perez
Philadelphia, PA Santo Domingo, DR
16-0, 8 KO’s 16-5, 14 KO’s
Weight: 134  Trunks: BLK/Gold Weight: 134  Trunks: Blue/WHT

 

Barrera-Watkins
Photo Credits: Daryl Bughman/Main Events
Sullivan Barrera Eric Watkins
Miami, FL Harris, NY
12-0, 7 KO’s 10-7-1, 5 KO’s
Weight: 173 Trunks: BLU/Red/WHT Weight: 175 Trunks:  Black

 

 

Perez-Mauras
Photo Credits: Daryl Bughman/Main Events

 

Joseph “Chip” Perez Agustine Mauras*
East Hartford, CT Lawrence, MA
10-3-1, 3 KO’s 6-0-2, 3 KO’s
Weight: 132 Trunks: BLK/SLV Weight: 134 Trunks: Red/WHT

 

 

Everett-Wilson
Photo Credits: Daryl Bughman/Main Events

 

Anthony Everett David Wilson
Dorchester, MA New Haven, CT
0-1 3-0
Weight: 153  Trunks: BLK/Grey Weight: 158  Trunks: Black

 

 

Apostol-White
Photo Credits: Daryl Bughman/Main Events
Piotr Apostol Tyrell White
Atlantic City, NJ Queens, NY
Pro Debut 0-1
Weight: 133 Trunks: WHT/Black Weight: 136 Trunks: BLK/Grey

 

 

Foster-Jackson
Photo Credits: Daryl Bughman/Main Events

 

Charles Foster Robert Jackson
New Haven, CT Hampton, VA
5-0, 2 KO’s 0-1
Weight: 174  Trunks: OR/BLK/WHT Weight: 182  Trunks: BLK/Grey

 

*Note: Mauras has three hours to lose two pounds.

 

About September 20:

The Sep. 20th special afternoon edition of NBC Fight Night will take place at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT and will feature a ten-round cruiserweight match-up between Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu and Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson for the NABF Cruiserweight Title and a ten-round lightweight match-up between Karl “Dynamite” Dargan and Angino “The Nightmare” Perez for the Junior NABF Lightweight Title. The undercard bouts are subject to change. Tickets are $100, $75 and $40 and are available through Foxwoods.com and Ticketmaster.com. The card is presented by Main Events, Peltz Boxing and Showpony Promotions. The special NBC Fight Night broadcast will begin live at 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT.

Mchunu-Wilson Final Press Conference Quotes

Kathy Duva

– Welcome everyone to the beautiful Foxwoods Resort Casino. This is going to be our fourth show on broadcast NBC. We are very proud to bring boxing back to network television. This card is going to bring a lot of excitement to the Saturday afternoon line-up. We plan on making boxing fans out of casual fans with this card. Continue reading

Special Afternoon Edition of Fight Night on Broadcast NBC

Mashantucket, CT: NBC Sports Group’s Fight Night presents its first afternoon broadcast of the year on NBC this Saturday, September 20th, at 3 p.m. ET. The fourth afternoon network boxing broadcast since the Fight Night series premiered in 2012, the show will feature a pair of spectacular bouts with four of the sport’s hottest prospects. Continue reading

Thabiso Mchunu: Accidental Southpaw

New York City, NY: Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu (16-1, 11 KOs), the 26 year old southpaw from South Africa, grew up watching his father, also a boxer, in the gym. Wanting to be just like Dad, Thabiso literally mirrored his father’s moves, leaving the right-handed would-be-boxer with a lefty’s stance. By the time Thabiso started boxing at eight years old, the southpaw style had stuck – it was too late to make the adjustment back to an orthodox stance. “I watched him hit the bag and then I started doing my shadow boxing,” explained Mchunu, “I am actually right-handed, but only in boxing am I a lefty because of how I started boxing. Then I just stayed as a lefty. By the time they started to teach me to be a righty, it was too late and they said I must stay a lefty. I think I did the right thing because I love being a southpaw.” Continue reading

Mchunu vs Wilson Scouting Report

Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu (16-1, 11 KOs) is a top counter-punching cruiserweight and, on Sept. 20 at Foxwoods Resort Casino, he is facing an opponent in Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson (13-7-1, 7 KOs) with a fierce, aggressive offense. Watch out for fireworks when aggression and defense collide in the ring live on NBC Fight Night. Below is the scouting report for this much anticipated battle: Continue reading

Tickets On Sale Now for Mchunu-Wilson 9/20 at Foxwoods

Tickets are on sale now for the NABF Cruiserweight Title fight between Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu (16-1, 11 KOs) and Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson (13-7-1, 7 KOs) September 20, 2014 at Foxwoods Resort Casino. The fight will be broadcast as the main event on a special afternoon edition of NBC Fight Night at 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT. Tickets are on sale now through Foxwoods.com and will go on sale Friday through Ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices are $100, $75 and $40. Doors open at 12:00 PM.

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