Mbenge vs Vazquez

Thulani Mbenge Miguel Vazquez

Mbenge Vazquez

Johannesburg, South Africa

On Air @ 5.30pm

8

Dec

The IBO World Welterweight Title

Undefeated IBO Welterweight Champion Thulani Mbenge (14-0, 11 KOs) looks to defend his title for the first time against former IBF World Champion Miguel Vazquez (40-6, 15 KOs) this Saturday evening on BoxNation.

One of Africa’s brightest prospect in years, Mbenge is a devastating puncher with 14 victories in only 61 rounds of professional boxing.

In his latest outing, he stopped former interim WBA World Welterweight titlist Diego Chaves in the seventh to claim the IBO belt.

Now ranked number 9 with the WBC, Mbenge hopes to continue his rise to the top of the division with a victory over his vastly experienced opponent.

For Vazquez, that experience should provide his greatest hope of victory. The former World Champion was a mainstay among the Welterweights when he held the IBF Title with an iron grasp between 2010-2014.

In more recent times, the man known as 'El Titere' (The Puppet) has emerged as a dogged and dangerous gatekeeper, only losing once since 2016 to the high-flying Scotsman Josh Taylor.

Oosthuizen vs Mchunu

Thomas Oosthuizen Thabiso Mchunu

Oosthuizen Mchunu

On Air @ 5.30pm

The African Cruiserweight Title

On the undercard, the resurgent Thomas Oosthuizen (28-1-2 16 KOs) looks to make an impact at Cruiserweight in his rematch with Thabisio Mchunu (19-5, 12 KOs).

After winning a majority decision against Mchunu in a hard-fought, close -quarters battle back in September, fans are in for a treat when they lock horns for the second time as both men will look rubber stamp a victory to prove once and for all who is the superior fighter.