SA world champ Simphiwe Vetyeka to meet Nonito Donaire

2014-02-17 16:36

South African dual world champion Simphiwe Vetyeka’s promoter Andile Sidinile has struck a deal with Bob Arum’s Top Rank Promotions that will see his charge facing off with Nonito Donaire on May 10.

Donaire is promoted by Top Rank as among the Philippines’ best exports and one of the best fighters in the world.

But Vetyeka’s camp is confident the East London boxer will emerge victorious come fight night.

“We are ready for Nonito Donaire and as team Vetyeka, we are under no illusion that this is going to be a very difficult fight. But we believe that to be the best you have to beat the best,” said Sidinile today.

This will be the toughest fight yet for Vetyeka who holds the International Boxing Organisation and World Boxing Association featherweight championships.

Building up to the mega-fight, the 33-year-old combatant will be guided by a formidable training camp comprising a former dominant force in the super bantamweight worldwide throughout the ’90s, Vuyani “The Beast” Bungu and the highly regarded Lennox Mpulampula.

Team Vetyeka has scheduled 200 rounds worth of sparring sessions for its champion and will be searching for sparring partners throughout the world.

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