Ronald Malindi makes the fourth defence of his South African bantamweight title when he meets the No 1 challenger Rofhiwa “Tsetse Fly” Nemushungwa at the Steve Tshwete Memorial Banquet Hall in Middleburg, Mpumalanga, on Friday night.
Malindi (18-0; 9), who made his pro debut on 26 November 2013, won the vacant South African bantamweight title in September 2018 with a 12-round points victory over Mbulelo Dyanti, and then won the vacant African Boxing Union bantamweight title three months later in a clash against Makazole Tete.
After this victory he went on to make successful defences of the South African title against Cleutus Mbhele, Michael Daries, and Lwandile Sityatha.
Nemusdhungwa (13-7-2) made his pro debut on 29 May 2010 and is a better fighter than his record suggests.
The Alan Toweel-trained boxer scored an eight-round points victory against the capable Siboniso Gonya in May last year to move into the No 1 position on the ratings.
He has scored victories over Joshua Studdard and Cletus Mbhele, and lost to Ricardo Malajika.
The champion is not a big puncher, and it is on the cards that he will on points over 12 rounds.
On the undercard, Arnell Lubisi and Mthobisi Nkosi will meet for the Mpumalanga bantamweight title.
The tournament is scheduled to start at 6:30pm (CAT, GMT+2).