Former top trainer Elias Tshabalala has taken out a promoters licence after being out of boxing for some time, and trading as Fantastic 2 Boxing Promotion will stage his first tournament at the KwaThema Community Hall in Springs, Ekurhuleni, on Sunday, June 9.
Topping the eight-bout card will be the South African lightweight title fight between champion Thompson Mokwana 23-13-1; 12 from the Limpopo Province who makes the second defence of his title against and Ayanda Nkosi11-1; 5 of Gauteng.
Mokwana has lost his last two fights and Nkosi who is the No 1 contender and WBA Pan African lightweight champion goes into the fight as the overwhelming favourite.
On the same card Phumelela Cafu 3-0-1; 3 and Zolile Miya 6-6; 4 meet for the vacant Gauteng flyweight title.
Tshabalala is still waiting on an approval from Boxing SA.
Tshabalala who worked with South Africa’s most successful trainer/manager Nick Durandt has had a very successful career as a trainer and guided multiple world champion Cassius Baloyi.
He also trained IBO bantamweight champion Gideon Buthelezi for a short while.
The tournament in KwaThema will be in honour of the late legendary Simon “Tshipa” Skosana and the late trainer Themba Zulu.