I am the Floyd Mayweather of SA, says Mchunu

2012-11-06 14:08

Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu is brimming with confidence ahead of his clash with Danie Venter for the African Boxing Union cruiserweight title at the Nashua Super 8 Last Man Standing final.

In a press conference at Emperors Palace today, Mchunu promised boxing fanatics that “come Saturday, I will be the last man standing”.

He believes Saturday’s collision with Venter is “an obvious win for me and I cannot lose this one for my life”.

He said: “I am a cleverer boxer than Venter and he does not have the capacity to match my speed and power.”

On the sidelines of the press conference, The Rock, as Mchunu is affectionately known, told City Press: “I am the Floyd Mayweather of South Africa because I believe no local boxer can defeat me in my division.”

Mchunu assured boxing lovers that his friendship with Venter would not affect the quality of the fight.

Venter, a man of few words, would not be drawn into responding to Mchunu.

“My job is to get into the ring and fight and that is all I can say,” he said.

Saturday’s bill also features undefeated International Boxing Organisation (IBO) super middleweight champion Tommy “Tommy Gun” Oosthuizen who will defend his title against Colombian boxer Fulgencio Zuniga.

Tommy Gun was not shy to advise his opponent to “work on his defence” to avoid a humiliating defeat.

Other fights include:
IBO Junior bantamweight world title - Edrin Dapudong (Philippines) vs. Gideon Buthelezi
» IBO All Africa light heavyweight title - Donald Kampamba (Zambia) vs. Ryno Liebenberg
» Junior welterweight (4 rounds) - Vusi Bilankulu vs. Allan Bower

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