Two of South Africa’s most promising pugilists are set to defend their World Boxing Federation titles on June 8 at the famous Bay Hotel in Camps Bay, Cape Town, on a card presented by former fighter Commando Kalekuzi and his Pound-For-Pound Promotions.
International Lightweight titlist Vusumzi Tyatyeka, 16-2 (14) takes on Hungarian Gyorgy Mizsei Jr., 12-5 (7), while All-Africa Light Flyweight champion Mzuvukile Magwaca, 11-0-1 (7), will be up against Joseph Martey, 6-1 (3), from Ghana.
Tyatyeka won his WBF title in June 2012 with an impressive knockout of fellow countryman Thanduxolo Dyani. He has since scored one non-title victory, and is itching to get back in the ring:
“I am prepared to shed blood to keep my title. I want a world title shot in the future, and this victory will be one step closer to achieving my dream. This guy is in trouble”, said Tyatyeka at a recent press conference.
Mzuvukile “Old Bones” Magwaca captured the All-Africa championship by outscoring Dalisizwe Komani, also from South Africa, last August. Like Tyatyeka, he has won an interim non-title bout while waiting impatiently for his first title defense:
“I have trained very hard for this fight, and I can promise that this belt will remain in Cape Town”, growled the mean-looking champion.
WBF President Howard Goldberg, himself from Cape Town, attended the press conference and was impressed with the apparent determination and focus of the two champions:
“These boys look ready as can be, and I am sure we will have a great night at the fights on June 8”, said Goldberg.
“Mr. Kalekuzi always put on exciting cards, and with these two WBF title fights it will certainly be no different this time.”