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BUTITYI Konki and Mzimase Mnguni have pledged their loyalty to Golden Gloves boss Rodney Berman.
Konki is a businessman who has some fighters under his wing while Mnguni is an accomplished trainer. He now doubles as a manager and promoter.
It was reported that Konki and Mnguni would form a consortium. Two of its many aims, as reported, were to stop the exodus of fighters from Eastern Cape to Gauteng and to deal with white promoters who milked black boxers dry.
That comment irked Berman, who produced a record number of world champions with Mnguni. He told Sowetanhe had never heard such nonsense.
"Its a pity that nobody has ever delved deep into the reason why so many world champions, some of whom earned millions of rands under white promoters, have lost most of their money," said Berman.
Yesterday Mnguni did not deny meeting Konki and discussing the idea of a consortium but divorced himself from the controversial media statements.
Regarding Berman, Mnguni said: "I have worked with Rodney for ages. I believe there is still room for that relationship to do exactly what it did before."