Brutality in store in title fight

Bongani Magasela

Bongani Magasela

If Irvin Buhlalu and Benedict Dlamini transfer their war of words into action tonight then fight enthusiasts at Orient Theatre are in for brutality.

The two combatants clash for the South African junior lightweight title, which is held by the Durban-born Buhlalu, whose career is managed in the Eastern Cape by accomplished manager-cum-promoter Mzimase Mnguni.

Buhlau's skills are honed by Vuyani Bungu and Mveleli Luzipho while Dlamini from Limpopo is under the tutelage of highly acclaimed mentor Nick Durandt.

Buhlalu and Dlamini meet for the third time. The champion has always reigned supreme. Promoter Bongani Zulu of the Zulu Sports Promotions is guaranteed a full house. Buhlalu and Dlamini set the perfect tone for war with their verbal sparring.

"I am angry", said Buhlalu who will bid for the sixth defence. "I have psyched myself up for brutality.

Dlamini said: "Buhlalu can tell you that the judges will repeat what happened in our two previous fights not that he will defeat me. He does not have the tools to do that."