Dlamini denies drunken brawl

Bongani Magasela

Bongani Magasela

Mboneni Dlamini has rubbished international reports that his son, WBF champion Mlungisi Dlamini, got drunk after his fight in Australia last Friday and was involved in a brawl at a bar.

"There is no such. We celebrated his victory and he had a few drinks but he was not drunk. I slept late. Mlungisi came to me early in the morning and informed me that he had been beaten.

"If his conduct was like you have just told me now I think he would be in jail as we speak because Australia is a strict country that does not tolerate such behaviour", said Mboneni whose son chalked up a points win against Filipino Robert Oyan.

Mlungsi fought in one of the undercards to the IBO welterweight contest between reigning king Isaac "Angel" Hlatswayo and vanquished Australian Robert Medley at Panthers Leagues Club in New South Wales, Australia. The bouts were organised by promoter Rodney Berman.

Apparently the hotel where the South African contingent was booked tried to get hold of Berman to inform him about Dlamini's conduct but he had checked out.

Golden Gloves publicist Terry Pettifer said they would investigate the reports and if they are accurate, they would not associate themselves with such a person.