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Thabiso Mchunu vs. Junior Makabu May 16 in South Africa

Credit: Daryl Bughman / Main Events

Main Events, in conjunction with Ludonga Promotions, will be hosting the WBC Title Eliminator in Thabiso “The Rock “Mchunu’s native Durban, South Africa, at the ICC Centre, against “Junior” Makabu on May 16.

The two have been on a collision course ever since Mchunu won the Super 8 in devastating fashion destroying anyone in his way. That performance earned him a shot at the No. 1 ranked American Eddie Chambers whom he beat convincingly in his American TV debut.

He has gone on to be the first African cruiserweight to win the NABF Title and has his eyes firmly set on the WBC World Title later in the year in Russia. This fight has been the talk of many a debate with both camps believing both Mchunu and Makabu could walk through current WBC Champion Grigory Drozd.

Makabu hails from the Congo with a tough upbringing and an even tougher left hook but is sure to have his hands full with Mchunu who many describe as “Floyd Mayweather in a 200 pound frame.”

On the undercard, commonwealth medalist and amateur star welterweight Thulani Benge makes his debut under Sean Smith with many suggesting he could be the next SA superstar! At 6 foot tall and the body of a middleweight, Marvin Hagler comes to mind. Mchunu’s younger brother will also be on the bill titled “There can only be ONE” as well as former South African champion Fikile Nyalunga- so in essence, a night of the big hitters in one of Africa’s most beautiful cities- However, there can only be one…