'Demolition Man' to tame 'Venda Viper'

Justice "Venda Viper" Siliga, here pummeling Kizito Ruhamya, is slated for a slog out with Flo "Demolition Man" Simba on Friday.
Justice "Venda Viper" Siliga, here pummeling Kizito Ruhamya, is slated for a slog out with Flo "Demolition Man" Simba on Friday.
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Justice "Venda Viper" Siliga finds himself in a wrong boxing stable of trainer Alan Toweel Junior, warns Congolese boxing manager Patrick Bonyeme, whose charge Flo "Demolition Man" Simba will oppose Siliga on Friday.

They meet in a vacant WBA Pan African heavyweight title fight in Swaziland.

"We have already beaten two of Alan's boxers - Leron Myles and Mark Farah - and we are going to do it again on Friday," said Bonyeme yesterday.

His boxer Jackson Masamba knocked out Myles in round four in July, while Bouckson Bokasa handed Farah his first defeat, after five straight wins and a draw, on September 2.

"Justice will be our next victim from the same stable," said Bonyeme.

"Alan Toweel threw in the towel in both his boxers' losses. I think he must change his surname because he will be forced to throw in the towel again on Friday. I am going to give him a Congolese surname after Friday.

"There will be no time to dream. Justice has not fought against anybody. He fought a 40-year-old Osborne Machimana and still he could not beat him."

Siliga has six wins, all by six knockouts against six losses, while Simba has 12 knockouts in 14 wins against five losses. Both boxers are 29 years old.

Toweel is the son of legendary late trainer Alan Toweel Senior, one of the six siblings who helped engrave this surname in SA boxing history books.

Of the others, Vic won the SA bantamweight title in his third fight in 1949 and became the first local boxer to win the Commonwealth (formerly known as British Empire) title the same year.

He was also the first local boxer to be presented with the Ring Magazine belt in 1950.

Frazer failed five times to dethrone Willie Ludick as the SA welterweight and junior middleweight champion, while Jimmy held the SA lightweight belt.

Willie won the SA bantamweight title in 1953, featherweight in 1954, Commonwealth lightweight in 1956 and SA welterweight in 1960.

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