Johannesburg - Bantamweight campaigner Rofhiwa “Tsetse Fly” Nemushungwa will get a chance to prove his boxing prowess when he meets Joshua “TKO” Studdard in more than 10 rounds at Emperors Palace on Monday evening.
Allan Toweel, Nemushungwa’s trainer says that although his charge will trade punches against a crowd favourite in Studdard, he believes that his boxer will disrupt the status quo by winning.
“Nemushungwa is unknown, but people will stand up and take notice after he is done with Studdard, who is a crowd pleaser,” said Toweel.
“My man has trained hard and will cause a major upset by knocking out Studdard".
Nemushungwa, who trains at a club in Linden in Johannesburg, has compiled a record of 10 victories, three defeats and two draws from 15 paid fights.
Six other fights
Studdard comes into the fight having posted eight wins from nine outings. His only defeat came from Ayanda Nkosi on points in June last year.
His trainer, Warren Hulley, believes his charge will be victorious.
“He has won the majority of his fights at Emperors Palace and is highly respected there. He is confident that he will post a knockout win,” said Hulley.
Also on the bill of the event organised by promoter Jeff Ellis will be an international eight-round cruiserweight match featuring homespun hero Johnny “Hurricane” Muller against Congolese Youssef Mwanza.
Muller held the local and World Boxing Council international light heavyweight titles. His record stands at 20 wins, eight defeats and two draws in 30 bouts.
Mwanza’s CV, according to Golden Gloves, stands at seven wins, two defeats and one draw from 10 professional outings. Other record platforms cite only one fight.
There will be six other fights on the bill.