Mharidzo to wait a little longer for fight

boxing_glovesHARARE Zimbabwean boxer Tineyi Mharidzo will have to wait a little bit longer before he can defend his World Boxing Organisation Pan African super-middleweight title after his scheduled fight with South Africas Michael "Mickey" Schultz was postponed to July 8 because of worries about the South Africans fitness.

The fight had initially been scheduled to take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, last Tuesday.

Zimbabwe Boxing and Wrestling Controls secretary Patrick Mukondiwa said the bout was postponed after Mharidzo’s opponent was declared unfit to fight.

Mukondiwa said Mharidzo, who was already in South Africa with his trainer when they received news of the postponment, would remain in that country until the new date of the fight.

“The fight was postponed to July 8, because Schultz was declared medically unfit,” said Mukondiwa. “Obviously it will affect him because he had prepared for the fight and this means he (Mharidzo) and his trainer will have to re-organise again and focus on the fight on July 8.

I don’t know whether its a dirty tactic being employed but the fight has been postponed many times and Mharidzo has been preparing for the fight for a long time now,” he said.

Mharidzo who is the current World Boxing Organisation Pan African super middle weight champion is trained by Denver Wynne.

The title fight was originally scheduled for February 26 but was postponed to allow Schultz to deal with his legal case in which he admitted to killing South African mining tycoon Brett Kebble had which resumed at the South African High Court.

The two fighters will be meeting for the second time since their last fight last year when Mharidzo knocked out Schultz in 87 seconds to win the title.

Post published in: Zimbabwe Sports News

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