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BULLY "The Bulldog" Muravha will pay dearly for disrespecting Osborne Machimana, his trainer Nick Durandt warned yesterday.
"Muravha always called for Ozzy after his fights. The time has come for Muravha to show his heroism," Durandt said.
Machimana, 30, whose career has been stifled by a lack of challenges, will defend the South African heavyweight belt against Muravha on February 28.
Promoter Pat Molefe, whose Rainbow Promotions will present this bout, is unsure about the venue. He said it could be Park Station, where he built Moruti "Baby Face" Mthalane, Nasrec or Wembley Arena.
"I will get back to you as soon as I know exactly where the fight will take place," said the Gauteng-based promoter who has staged tournaments around the country.
Durandt said Machimana from Tzaneen, who goes by the monicker "Big Daddy", would play the guitar with Muravha.
"We intend to punish him severely before he decides on his own accord to give up," Durandt said.
But Muravha's trainer, the underestimated George Khosi, is also positive about his fighter's chance of beating Machimana.
"We are not scared of Osborne. We respect him but it will end once we step inside the ring. The title will exchange hands," Khosi said yesterday.
Muravaha, 22, from Venda, had a bad start, losing three of his four fights before sharing the spoils with Stephen Castle on April 2 2008.
Muravha gave up in the second round against Jake Els on October 7 2008 but Muravha has shown great determination since that defeat. Khosi has done a sterling job in building up Muravha's confidence.
He chalked up three consecutive wins. His last target was Wiseman Dlomo, who became his fifth victim against four victories and a draw.
Machimana is a smart boxer all-round. He won the national heavyweight belt in 2005 and has 17 wins (12 KOs), six losses and a draw. He last fought on November 12 2008 when he outpointed Miyan Solomons. That was Machimana's fifth defence, soon after he knocked out Corrie Sanders in the first round.