By Ron Jackson
Former WBF flyweight champion Zolani Tete and former WBF junior flyweight champion Muvhuso Nedzanani were both injured in motor accidents recently. Tete who was schedule to meet Juma Fundi from Tanzania for the vacant WBO Africa flyweight title on the bumper Branco Sports Productions bill at the Wembley Indoor Arena in Johannesburg on Friday night was hit by a taxi while out on a training run on Saturday morning. He was forced to withdraw from the fight due a damaged shoulder. Promoter Branco Milenkovic has advised that Tete’s fight will be replaced with a six round junior lightweight bout between Warren Joubert and Sifiso Msibi.
Tete is the second fighter from the Nick Durandt stable to be injured as Muvhuso Nedzanani, was involved in a car accident in Mpumalanga last week. Nedzanani suffered a broken rib in the accident and could be out of action for some time. Tete should be fit enough to fight on November 20 against Fundi on the undercard of the Moruti Mthalane – Julio Cesar Miranda clash for the vacant IBF flyweight belt to be held in Johannesburg.
Meanwhile it has been reported the family of fourteen, of the late Samora Msophi who used to live in a shack have now been housed in a decent four-roomed house due to the generosity of Butityi Konki, Branco Milenkovic and Umso Construction. The Mdantsane fighter collapsed in the fourth round in his fight against Mfundo Gwayana in June last year when challenging for the SA junior flyweight title. He died in hospital three days later. It had always been the dream of the young fighter to make enough money from boxing to build a house for his family.