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BONGANI "The Cyclone" Mwelase will fight Hungarian Attila "The Viper" Koceves for the vacant WBF junior middleweight title on August 7.
The Commonwealth Games gold medallist whose candour makes him every sports writer's favourite boxer to talk is promising to end the fight early.
"Koceves will taste a stoppage defeat. This is no prediction but a certainty," Mwelase said.
"I had a feeling in May that I would fight, so I have been in the gym since. I am privileged to have William Gare as my stablemate. He is not only my sparring partner but my tutor. He has taught me new tricks in the ring."
The articulate Mwelase says boxing is boring without him.
He has not seen action since November last year when he beat Namibian Ali Nuumbembe. But he lost his WBF welterweight crown because he had failed to make the 66,68kg limit.
Koceves, 35, is a former IBF Intercontinental, WBA Intercontinental, European Boxing Association and IBO International junior middleweight titleholder with 25 wins (17 KOs) and three defeats.
Mwelase, 27, raised eyebrows on November 9 2007 when, with only nine wins from as many fights, he took veteran Lucky Lewele to the cleaners over 12 rounds and eventually won the SA and WBC International welterweight belts.
"I want to beat both Chris van Heerden and Boitshepo Mandawe badly after having dealt with Koceves. Every boxer here must fight me in order to get recognition. I'm the lord of the ring. I rule," he boasted.
The fight will be staged by Robs Promotions, whose manager, Palesa Mosiea, says the venue will be confirmed in due course.
She is looking at staging the tournament in Bloemfontein where Mwelase blew away Juan Carlos Ceferino Villarreal in one round last October to win the WBF welterweight title.
Gare will defend his WBF super middleweight belt on the same bill against unknown Mexican champion Rigoberto Alvarez.