Dlamini goes for Bedeman

GOLDEN Gloves Promotions (GGP) has granted Bongani "Sweet Pie" Dlamini and Jason "Badman" Bedeman their wish to confront each other, but GGP spokesperson Terry Pettifer could not confirm the fight yesterday.

GOLDEN Gloves Promotions (GGP) has granted Bongani "Sweet Pie" Dlamini and Jason "Badman" Bedeman their wish to confront each other, but GGP spokesperson Terry Pettifer could not confirm the fight yesterday.

According to a source close to the camps of Dlamini and Bedeman, the two gladiators will exchange blows at Emperors Palace on June 19. But the source could not immediately confirm if Bedeman's WBA Pan African lightweight title will be at stake.

"There is so much sporting rivalry between them. I am actually scared of what will happen when they meet."

The source could have witnessed the public spat between these two fearless young lions, who wanted to tear each other to pieces in the Palace of Dreams' Theatre of Marcellus last week.

They were supposed to have fought that night but Bedeman pulled out and was replaced by Takalani Dandale, an always competitive fighter, who unravelled in three rounds.

"Come on, let's do it now!" screamed Dlamini at Bedeman, who moved in quickly before Pettifer stopped what could have been an ugly scene.

Bedeman's trainer, Manny Fernandez, said they would tackle Dlamini head-on, while Dlamini's new trainer, Elias Tshabalala, who shoots from the hip, said Bedeman would be tailor-made for his charge.

l Jody Solomons, Dlamini's manager, lambasted trainer Colin Nathan for writing the obituary of her other charge, Zolani Marali, before he fought Nathan's fighter Kgotla Baeti last week.

"Some trainers are innovators and some are imitators. Zolani's performance on Tuesday night spoke volumes, of which category I believe Mr Nathan fits into, compared to his performance of last year," she said, referring to two knockdowns that Marali suffered while trained by Nathan.

Marali outboxed Baeti in six of their 10 rounds to win a majority points decision.

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