Berman sets new date for tournament

Bongani Magasela

Bongani Magasela

Promoter Rodney Berman believes that his tournament on April 2, dubbed "The Untouchable", will be a blockbuster.

This tournament was scheduled for Saturday night at Emperors Palace but had to be postponed until April 2 after Zolani Marali's opponent, Fahsai Sakkreerin failed a medical.

The Thai fighter has hepatitis B.

He was due to fight "Untouchable" Marali for the vacant IBO junior lightweight title in the main bout.

Berman then postponed the entire bill, that was also supposed to feature an IBO junior lightweight, IBO All Africa junior flyweight and WBA Pan African heavyweight title fights.

Hekkie Budler and Charrit Mukondeleli were set to fight for the IBO All African junior flyweight strap while Jake Els and Zimbabwean Thamsanqa Dube were set to contest the vacant WBA Pan African heavyweight belt.

Jared Lovett was due to fight Anon Donpradit from Thailand in a non title eight rounder with Jacson Chauke taking on Peter Phelane and Octavious Mbira fighting Sibusiso Khumalo in other under card four rounders.

Berman assured those who had already bought tickets that they will still be valid on April 2. He added that Marali's new opponent will be made public tomorrow.