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Power guns for revenge

By unknown | Jan 02, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Bongani Magasela

Bongani Magasela

Bones should crack and blood should flow when nemesis Tshifhiwa Munyai and Martin Power collide for Munyai's Commonwealth bantamweight belt on January 26.

Munyai won it on June 29 after stopping Power in nine rounds at York Hall in England.

Power was touted as the next Paul Ingle. The latter, who held the IBF bantamweight belt, was knocked out in the 12th round by Mbulelo Botile.

Ingle remained on the canvas for several minutes before being removed from the ring on a stretcher. He was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from the brain.

Ingle retired later.

Power suffered his first defeat from 20 fights. His rematch with the hard hitting "Atomic Spider" will be held at the Goresbrook Leisure Centre in Dagenham, England.

Munyai, 21, will be making a third trip to the UK.

He was there four months ago after winning the title. He stopped Commonwealth junior bantamweight champion Lee Haskins in six rounds.

The humble mannered fighter from Makwarela in Limpopo is yet to taste defeat after 12 wins (seven KOs) and a draw.

He is under the tutelage of trainer Rob McLeod in Gauteng. Munyai's boxing prowess earned him the international boxer of the year award at the British Boxing Awards dinner.


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