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Klassen stripped of WBF belt

By Ron Jackson

Howard Goldberg President of the World Boxing Federation has announced that Malcolm Klassen has been stripped of his WBF junior lightweight belt. In a letter addressed to Boxing SA Goldberg advises that after numerous attempts to communicate with Klassen concerning his overdue title defense and because he has exceeded the deadline to defend his title the WBF have decided to strip him. At his request the WBF had secured a fight for Klassen against Cezar Vazquez of Mexico at the end of December. The vacant title will now be contested by Vazquez and an opponent to be announced.


Meanwhile it has been announced that South African light heavyweight champion Tshepang Mohale will meet Chamunorwa Gonarenda on November 19 at the Barnyard Theatre, Cresta in Randburg in a non title fight. The tournamenent will be presented by Showpony Promotions.

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