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HUGELY gifted and stylish Tshifhiwa "Atomic Spider" Munyai has promised an eye-popping debut at Centre Court tomorrow night.
The dexterous 24-year-old fighter from Makwarela, Limpopo, who looks and fights like the mean and tigerish Dingaan "The Rose of Soweto" Thobela of yesteryear, will defend his WBA International bantamweight belt against Filipino Daniel Ferreras.
Thobela became a demigod of the ring due to his fists, something Munyai looks set to emulate.
The lanky and slightly built boxer carved a special niche for himself at the professional level of this fistic sport on foreign soil. That was in the UK, back in 2007.
Munyai scooped the Commonwealth belt and defended it twice there against that country's prospects Martin Power and Lee Haskins to ultimately win the international fighter of the year award.
Munyai's 12-rounder tomorrow will be his debut under Rodney Berman's Golden Gloves at the Palace of Dreams, as Emperors Palace is widely known.
Trainer Elias Tshabalala, the man who steered Thobela to victory for the WBC super middleweight title on September 1 2000, will be manning the corner for this amiable yet merciless fighter from the far north tomorrow.
Thobela's unforeseen victory over Briton Glen "Cry Baby" Catley at Carnival City, Brakpan, made "The Rose of Soweto" the first African fighter to ever fight for and win the lucrative green and gold WBC belt on the continent.
The unassuming Munyai boasts 18 wins (9 KOs) against one loss and a draw, while Ferreras is a novice of eight wins (3 KOs) and a stalemate.
"I will be a marvel to watch in every round," promised the admired Munyai yesterday.