Emperors Palace undercard- by Terry Pettifer
The added allure of again seeing South Africa's first-ever Youth world champion Tommy "Tommy Gun" Oosthuizen in action, when he challenges Brazil's big hitting Cleber Alves for the vacant IBO Youth super middleweight crown. In his previous outing, Oosthuizen outpointed another homespun favourite, Jared "The Storm" Lovett to claim the vacant IBO Youth light heavyweight strap.
Another high-profile attraction on the night sees Jason "Badman" Bedeman step into the ring against Grant "The Fireball" Fourie in a 12-round clash for the vacant IBO Africa lightweight title. That both fighters are unbeaten in 10 and 11 bouts respectively has notably enhanced the interest of this bout, which according to Promoter Berman, "promises to be a fever-pitched battle between two of the most talented young fighters in the country".
With a pair of hard punching cruiserweight
practitioners like Ronnie Lategan
and Ruben Groenewald baying for
blood in one of the evenings two curtain
raisers, fans can arguably expect
to see one of the most explosive
evening's of boxing in a long while and
who knows, perhaps Berman will indeed
see the "house full" boards go up
before fight time!