fireworks in Ndous clash

A STORM of flailing leather could blow away the Centre Court at Emperors Palace on July 11.

A STORM of flailing leather could blow away the Centre Court at Emperors Palace on July 11.

Gree Air Conditioners has promised to keep an eye on the temperature in boxing promoter Rodney Berman's mixture of storm, time-bombs and guns.

This experiment should be explosive asfighters Philip "Time Bomb" Ndou, Jared "The Storm" Lovet and Tommy "Tommy Gun" Oosthuizen unleash their weapons.

Ndou, an acclaimed knockout specialist, who rose to stardom after destroying 31 opponents, will clash with Lovemore "The Black Panther" Ndou (no relation) for the IBO welterweight belt.

Ndou was however stopped dead in his tracks in seven rounds by Floyd "Pretty Boy" Mayweather in 2003.

Six months later Ndou was outpointed by Isaac "Angel" Hlatshwayo for the South African title. He collapsed in the dressing room and retired a few months later. It was discovered that he was suffering from a brain cyst.

But he is back and was declared medically fit last year. He demolished unknown Rachid Drilzane in five rounds in February.

On the other hand, the Australia-based local fighter "Black Panther" Ndou, is a campaigner with extensive experience and has seen and done it all.

Though he does not pack the meanest punch, he will undoubtedly give Philip a torrid time.

Lovemore, who is former IBF titleholder, is like a locomotive who keeps going forward as long as there is coal in the engine.

Meanwhile Lovet and Oosthuizen, two hammer-fisted boxers, who have set the boxing scene alight with their crippling power since they turned professional last year, will fight for the IBO youth light heavyweight strap.

In another IBO title bout on the same night, Simphiwe Vetyeka and Filipino Eric Barcelona will fight for the vacant bantamweight strap.