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SILENCE Mabuza says he won't keep fight fans up till late tomorrow night, specifically those who prefer watching bouts on Blow by Blow after 10pm on Fridays.
"They will have an early bed time," he promised.
Mabuza, 31, a former two-time IBO bantamweight champion from Tsakane in Springs, will host Colombian Yohnny Perez at Springs Indoor Centre.
Their fight is scheduled for 12 rounds.
The prize is the vacant number one spot in the IBF rankings. The winner will earn the right to challenge champion Joseph Agbeko.
The stocky Mabuza is ranked third, while the tall and athletic Perez occupies the sixth spot.
This will be Mabuza's first fight in his home town as a professional fighter since joining the paid ranks in 1999. Defeat is not an option because it could represent a cul-de-sac in his internationally career.
Mabuza's trainer Nick Durandt said they had answers even before they went for their test against the NABF chamnpion.
"Mabuza used 16 ounces of boxing gloves against big men in sparring. They did not hurt him. We used all available sizes until the eight ounces, the smallest, but still they could not hurt him. So how then will Perez hurt him?" he said.
"We've watched Perez's last nine fights on tape, and like I said, we already have the answers.
Mabuza will come out victorious from this fight and there is no doubt about it. Perez won't see the 12th round."
Mabuza, known as "African Spice", is yet to lose a fight in a local ring. His two defeats, both by stoppages, were in Mexico against Rafael Marquez.
Perez, 30, who will fight for the first time outside America where he is based, is undefeated after 18 victories (13 KOs).
Their fight will be presented by the Branco Sports Production. SABC, which has exclusive rights for the fight, is supposed to televise the contest live from 10pm. But it is still unclear if this will happen because of their tendency not to honour scheduled times.