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The world title belt previously belonging to recently deceased Ludumo Galada has been put up for grabs, with Takalani Ndlovu and Australian Jackson Asiku set to battle for it in Secunda on March 20.
Galada was killed in a car crash just weeks before defending his World Boxing Foundation (WBF) crown against Ndlovu in East London a fortnight ago.
Although there were suggestions that the belt should be made Galada's own as a tribute to the Mdantsane champion, WBF African president Howard Goldberg said the title had been made vacant with Ndlovu and Asiku set to battle for it.
"Galada was our great champion hence we donated R10000 to his family as our appreciation for his association with us but I am sure he would have loved for it to be contested," he said.
And in true WBF latest pledge of matching quality fighters for its crowns, the Ndlovu-Asiku bout promises to produce fireworks.
Goldberg described the fight as an excellent match up that could go either way.
"I don't want to shoot down title bouts of other world bodies but I am sure people will agree with me that we have upped the level of the quality of fighters contesting our titles," he said.
While the Ndlovu-Galada clash had the hallmarks of an explosive confrontation, procuring Asiku to face Ndlovu is equally impressive.
Asiku, of Ugandan origin but now based in Australia, has lost only three times in 26 bouts.
The Australian has enjoyed an 11 bout winning streak since suffering a debatable points loss to Thai fighter Fahprakorb Rakkiatgym in an IBF Pan Pacific title clash in Bangkok, Thailand in 2004.
Rakkiatgym later destroyed Bobby Pacquiao in nine rounds in defence of the title.
Bobby is the younger brother of the world's pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao, who had stopped Rakkiatgym in one round in his IBF junior featherweight title defence in 2002.
Ndlovu on the other hand has lost five of his 33 fights but against some world class fighters. - Sapa