Boxing: Tony Salam Targets WBF Title Win Over Gonorenda
Fast rising London-based Nigerian cruiserweight boxer, Tony Salam also known as Muri Sugar has promised his South African-based Zimbabwean opponent, Chomunorwa "Sting" Gonorenda hell as both boxers clash in Harare, Zimbabwe on August 31, 2018 in a World Boxing Federation (WBF) Africa Cruiserweight title fight.
The Nigerian pugilist has had 11 wins and just a loss in previous 12 pro fights. He last fought in the Boxfest Challenge held in Lagos in April, recording a unanimous points decision over highly rated German opponent, Eugene Buchmeiller.
Tony Salam, who won the boxer of the night award for his doggedness and impressive display in the fight has vowed to demolish his opponent in front of his home fans at the Independence Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe come August 31.
The ever-aggressive six-footer declared that the expected home support of Gonorenda would not deter him from snatching the WBF African cruiserweight title from the Zimbabwean.
"As far as I'm concerned, Gonorenda is just holding brief for me as I'm the authentic cruiserweight champion of Africa.
"Indeed, I'm a potential world champion and I'll get rid of him to give me the opportunity to challenge for the world title very soon," noted Tony Salam, who said he is in fabulous form before his planned departure to Harare, Zimbabwe on August 29, 2018.
Speaking further, he said: "I will force the wife and children of Gonorenda to be my supporter once we step into the ring through classy boxing.
"I'm a Grade A fighter, while Gonorenda is a Grade D boxer, so I'll beat him silly," he added confidently.
Meanwhile, manager of the Nigerian boxer, Saleh Fawaz, who is also CEO of Saleh Gloves Promotion has predicted doom for the Zimbabwean, tipping his boxer to win convincingly in Harare.
"We at Saleh Gloves Promotions trust Tony to give a very good account of himself. I trust he'll not disappoint and I've already seen the green-white- green flag of Nigeria flying so high as we clinch the title and bring it to Nigeria," Saleh said excitingly.
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