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Dube gets international fight


WBA Pan-African and Zimbabwe heavyweight boxing champion Thamsanqa Dube is set to make a return to international action as he is billed to fight against South African heavyweight boxer Flo Simba at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg on August 29.

Dube’s last international bout was when he defeated Simba’s countryman Jack Els at the same venue in 2009 to earn the WBA Pan-African title.

The boxing champion had been on the sidelines due to lack of sponsorship but finally secured a professional fight against veteran boxer Arigoma Chiponda at the Large City Hall on June 5 which he won.

A senior official within Dube’s camp who requested anonymity confirmed that Dube will trade leather with the South African boxer next month.

“Dube signed a contract last Thursday. He is going to fight Flo Simba on August 29 in South Africa. The tournament has been organised by Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves,” he said.

According to online reports the two boxers will clash in an eight round contest next month.

“Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves Promotions has announced that exciting young heavyweight prospect Flo Simba is set to return to action on his bumper bill at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on August 29.

Simba meets Zimbabwean Thamsanqa Dube in a scheduled eight- rounder,” read the statement.

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