HISTORY could repeat itself in a local boxing ring when stablemates Andre Thysse and Rupert van Aswegen battle it out for the South African light heavyweight title.
Van Aswegen, the nephew of Gerrie Coetzee, is the champion.
Both fighters are trained by Harold Volbrecht but Thysse wants to fight Van Aswegen badly.
"Harold wanted me to fight against some guy in Poland but after checking the man's record, I would prefer to go in against Rupert. The outcome of this fight will prove who is the best between me and Rupert," Thysse said yesterday.
Volbrecht said if Thysse really wanted to fight Van Aswegen, the fight could happen.
"It will be an interesting fight, but I will have to sit down and talk to them regarding their corners," said the veteran mentor who has produced an array of world champions who include Brian Mitchell and Corrie Sanders.
Thysse has been with Volbrecht since 2000, who guided him to the SA and Commonwealth super middleweight belts.
Van Aswegen has been in and out of the Hammer Gym.
Malcolm Klassen and Cassius Baloyi were the first local stablemates to fight each other.