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JARED "The Storm" Lovett turns to poetry before taking on Charles "Tommy Gun" Oosthuizen for the IBO Youth light heavyweight belt, says Terry Pettifer, fight publicist for Golden Gloves Promotion.
Their shootout pits two hammer-fisted fighters. It will be presented by promoter Rodney Berman at Emperors Palace, East Rand on July 11.
Pettifer, a respected boxing analyst, said: "Much like the irrepressible Muhammad Ali of old, Lovett has composed a fanciful rhyme that he believes will play out according to plan."
Pettifer said Oosthuizen regarded Lovett as "a smash-and-grab fighter" who won't intimidate him.
Pettifer senses "bristling anger raging in the 6' 6" bean-pole puncher".
"He said he would close Lovett's mouth properly when they climbed into the ring," said Pettifer. Lovett and Oosthuizen are crowd pullers.
Lovett is from the south of Johannesburg and is trained by Collin Nathan, while Oosthuizen from the East Rand is under the tutelage of Harold Volbrecht.
Lovett and Oosthuizen are 22 years old. They are undefeated in their budding careers and both have six knockout wins in as many fights.
Pettifer said Lovett is South Africa's garrulous version of the immortal Muhammad Ali.
"But while that type of ballyhoo works on certain fighters, it will be interesting to see how much effect it has on Oosthuizen. One thing is certain, it won't be for the squeamish when they trade punches," he warned.
Lovett poetry goes like: "Some guys say you're hot, but I believe you are not, some even say you're sublime this is my time. There's a storm ready to engulf you, leaving you black and blue. Your trainer Harold seems to feel you're great, but to me you simply don't rate. A robot with arms is your fitting disclosure".