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THE ugly verbal confrontation between World Sports Promotion's majority shareholde promoter King Ramathe and the World Boxing Foundation is over.
Boxing SA interim chief executive Loyiso Mtya, who initiated the truce by calling a meeting between the two warring factions, announced the breakthrough yesterday.
"I am relieved," he said.
Mtya called the meeting last Saturday after he became concerned about the constant negative publicity boxing was attracting.
Mtya also felt that Boxing SA had been unfairly criticised by WBF president Micky Croucher.
Ramathe failed to pay the WBF sanctioning fee, belt money as well as officials who were in charge of the WBF featherweight title fight on March 20 between champion Takalani Ndlovu and Oscar Chauke.
The tournament in Secunda was staged by WSP.
Croucher was then quoted as saying Boxing SA had failed to get its house in order.
"It was after that comment that I realised that I had to step in because we were privy to a lot of information which King and the WBF agreed about secretly," explained Mtya.
"World organisation bodies think they are doing boxing a favour by coming here. We are also not doing them any favour by working with them. We need one another. I am happy that this matter has been resolved."
After Ramathe's problems with the WBF, Boxing SA decided not to sanction WSP's tournament scheduled for today.
"If we did not do that we would have been seen as condoning King's actions," said Mtya.
But he added: "From what I picked up in the meeting, King never refused to pay. It was just a misunderstanding."
Ramathe, Mikiro Ramphenyane, Thabang Segooa and Eric Strydom are the other owners of WSP. They bought this empire from Thinus Strydom (Eric's father). Thinus built it 30 years ago.