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Nick Gordon
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5 Aug 2014
1:25 pm

Get ready for Silver Salvo this weekend

Nick Gordon

The vacant WBC silver light-heavyweight title is on the line this weekend when local favourite Ryno Liebenberg and Denis Grachev meet in the headline bout of the “Silver Salvo” bill at Emperors Palace.

FILE PICTURE: General action during the Light heavyweight bout between Ryno Liebenberg (Red truncks) and Gabriel Aturo Ramirez (White and light blue truncks. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

 The two came face to face at this afternoon’s pre-fight medical at the casino venue and each promised to put on a show come Saturday night.

“I’m feeling good. I went to see him at the airport when he arrived on Monday night just to check that he was ready,” Liebenberg, who has yet to lose in 15 fights, said.

 ‘I take it as a joke. There’s no way he can beat me,” Grachev – who has a career record of 13 wins, three losses and a single draw – said.

 The main supporting bout will see IBO junior-featherweight world champion, Thabo Sonjica, defend his title against Roli Gasca of the Phillipines.

 Other bouts on the night see Kevin Lerena make a return to action when he meets Marcos Aumada of Argentina in a cruiserweight contest while Ashley Dlamini steps into the ring for the first time since injury late last year when he meets Thanduxolo Gatweni in a junior-lightweight bout.

 The curtain-raiser sees Thabang Ramagole and Olwethu Ngamlana meet in a junior-flyweight bout scheduled for six rounds.