Nick Gordon
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15 Aug 2013
6:03 am

Former Olympians to light up card

Nick Gordon

A total of eight bouts will make up the card when fighters clash across a range of weight divisions at Gold Reef City on August 29.

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The bill, put together by BRD Promotions, will include two former Olympians as both Jackson Chauke and Maxwell Amposah – who are both managed and trained by Nick Durandt – feature on the night.

Amposah turned to the paid ranks following his appearance for Ghana at the Games in London last year where he had the honour of carrying his country’s flag at the opening ceremony. He was due to cross the ropes on another bill last month – for what would have been his second appearance – but his opponent was a no show.

The light-heavyweight gets another chance to put his hours in the gym to practice when he laces up to take on Sheldon Tachell in a bout scheduled for four rounds.

Chauke, who was South Africa’s sole boxing representative at the Olympics in Beijing in 2008, will be looking to bounce back following his loss to Lwandile Sityatha for the South African flyweight title in April. He is scheduled to take on Foster Maluleke although it is not yet a done deal with Chauke’s opponent on the verge of being replaced for the six-rounder.

Another of Durandt’s fighters, Tsepo Lefele, will also do duty for the stable on the night when he meets Muleki Kukile in a flyweight battle also set for six rounds.

In other bouts Walter Dlamini will meet Charles Musafiri in a super-middleweight clash over six rounds while Vhonani Netshidamboni will take on Hanson Baloyi in a fight scheduled in the same division and over the same distance.

Deon Coetzee meets Khayeni Hongwane in a cruiserweight tussle over six rounds.