Boxing trainer Peter Smith is upset with colleague Colin Nathan, whom he accused of claiming undeserved credit for laying the foundation for former jockey Kevin "Two Guns" Lerena to become one of the most revered boxers in SA.
Lerena, who has no amateur experience, has held the SA, WBF Africa, WBC Youth and WBA Pan African cruiserweight belts.
The 26-year-old left-hander is now the IBO holder and is rated No 11 by the WBA and the IBF, and eighth by the Ring Magazine.
Smith's anger emanated from a Sowetan report on Monday, a day after Lerena stopped highly rated Artur Mann, the Kazakhstani, in the fourth round at Emperors Palace.
Sowetan called Nathan to find out who were the first trainers to work on Lerena. Nathan said he trained the boxer first before he joined Peter Smith.