‘Byo Bomber’ faces Venter


TSHWANE-DANIE — “Tshwane Tornado” Venter will be involved in a tough warm-up fight against Elvis “Bulawayo Bomber” Moyo at Pretoria North City Hall on Saturday night.

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Moyo is the South Africa-based Zimbabwean who got attention when he drew with former South African heavyweight champion Osborne Machimana over six rounds in March.

Venter and Moyo will meet over six rounds in the heavyweight division, promoter Peter de Wet announced yesterday.

He said the fight would be a preparatory one for Venter before he takes on Sean Cox from Barbados for the vacant WBF cruiserweight title in Pretoria on September 21. De Wet said his Real Steel Promotion would stage that fight.

He added that current national cruiserweight champion Daniel Bruwer will oppose Georgian Levan Jomardashvilli for the vacant WBF International title, while Kaizer Mabuza will be involved in a WBF All-Africa welterweight title fight against an opponent yet to be confirmed.

“We want to bring boxing back full blast in Pretoria, which has had many champions in the past,” De Wet said.
“So defeat is not an option for Danie against Elvis, and he knows it.”

De Wet co-owns the newly-formed boxing promotion company with André Thysse and Anton de Hass.
The three musketeers’ 10-bout card on Saturday night will be a box-and-dine affair. Venter and Moyo will top that bill.