It looks like history will repeat itself on August 26 when South African heavyweight champion Raziel Muhammad takes on IBF World Heavyweight Champion Te Aranee Moana Daniels of New Zealand.
It all started with Noni “It’s bee stingin’“ Tenge in 2011, when I challenged that country“IBF welterweight Daniela Smith in Carnival City. Ting bid the New Zealander submit in five rounds.
Lights go down now “god“ from Gqeberha. Mohammed“s Coach Caiphus Ntate is excited about the opportunity and has no doubts that SA will produce the first legitimate world champion in the heavyweight division.
“There is no other way than to go and make history,” vowed Ntate.
“Razel is a real fighter who started fighting in kickboxing before she joined boxing. I trust her so much that I don’t doubt her winning the title. Our size and hand speed will be our biggest advantages. The plan is to win at a short distance.”
Muhammad is ranked third by the US sanctioning body, which has only four contenders for the heavyweight belt. It’s Raquel Miller from the United States, Alrea Meleisea of New Zealand and Canadian Vanessa Lepage Joannis.
Daniels won the belt on May 27, after defeating compatriot Melissa on points over 10 rounds. It is said that their battle was the First ever IBF Heavyweight Championship fight between females.
Daniels has eight wins, two losses, and two draws, while Mohamed is undefeated in five matches.
IIn the main supporting contest in New Zealand, local IBO featherweight champion Mia Mutu will defend against South African-based Malawi. Elaine “Female Tiger“ Simwaka who was trained by Vusi Mtolo.
In the male division, the fight-hungry ABU Heavyweight Champion Luvuyo “the black Eagle“ London-born New Zealander Cesani will challenge Jerome Pampelonne for the IBF Intercontinental title.
The only time female boxers in South Africa get real action is in August, via a series of tournaments that are part of the annual Women’s Celebration.“Month.
The concept started in 2007 with the world famous multi award winning company Mbale “Don Quinn“ Below is staging a “women only“ A tournament in Durban where the likes of Tenge and Unathi Myekei made their debuts.