Advertisement
Advertisement

Mchunu Targets WBC Champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk

Johannesburg – Thabiso Mchunu is eyeing the World Boxing Council (WBC) cruiserweight title after battering Nigerian-born American Olanrewaju Durodola to a convincing points victory for the North American Boxing Federation (NABF) title in Atlantic City at the weekend.

Mchunu's trainer Sean Smith revealed this on Monday, as his fighter's current WBC ranking as fourth contender is expected to improve further when the new ratings are released next month.

He is one of a handful of South African boxers to be ranked among the top 15 of all four of the most highly-rated boxing associations, the WBC, the WBA, the IBF and the WBO, and the respected and authoritative Ring Magazine.

The judges ruled unanimously in favor of the South African by 96-93, 97-92 and 98-91 margins.

After his bruising points victory over Durodola, Mchunu said he was head-hunting for the champions of all the major organizations.

“But the WBC title is the one we are eyeing right now, and with Thabiso making such a strong impression in his last two fights in the United States, we're hoping to arrange a match-up against the Poland-born champion, Krzysztof Wlodarczyk, that would be a money-spinner on American TV,” Smith said.

The South African first came into prominence by decimating all opposition in the Golden Gloves' Super Eight series, enhancing his reputation internationally by following this up with a convincing success over former heavyweight contender Eddie Chambers.

Mchunu and Durodala went into the fight at Atlantic City with impressive records as knock-out specialists and when the South African floored his opponent for a nine-count as early as the second round, it appeared another early ending was on the cards.

However, Durodala showed courage and grit by fighting back manfully and lasting the full 10 rounds.

Mchunu nevertheless improved his career record to 15 wins and one defeat, and is keen to become South Africa's only current WBC champion.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BostonGuy on 01-28-2014

I don't know 'bout you guys but Mchunu just bores me. I've seen him twice on NBC Fight Night (the other night and against Chambers) but he doesn't bring any excitement. He's obviously skilled, is a great counterpuncher, and has…

Comment by molinari on 01-28-2014

either way Main Events doesnt have enough money, Russians will pay a lot better to have Wlodarczyk fight one of their guy.

Comment by Foreign Soil on 01-28-2014

[QUOTE=molinari;14177073]And if the fight would take place in the US, it would probably be Chicago with 90% polish crowd. Mchunu is great at countering and going backwards, there is not much to counter from Wlodarczyk, he has high guard and…

Comment by molinari on 01-27-2014

[QUOTE=Spray_resistant;14177312]Utterly laughable notion if you think Diablo is leaving Poland for a defense anytime soon.[/QUOTE] You should leave now.

Comment by Alec900 on 01-27-2014

last fight was in chicago.does that count?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (16)
Top Headlines Photos: Shakur Stevenson Sports TMT Hat at Homecoming Parade Video: J. Mayweather Discusses Mayweather vs. Pacquiao II Ian Tims Joins MGM, Will Return Soon Chocolatito vs. Cuadras: Ryan Martin Added To The Card Video: Peralta on The Journey From Cab Driver To Contender Video: Robert Guerrero Reflects on Shocking Loss To David Peralta Langford Not Bothered By Trash Talk From Eubank Jr. and English Kovalev's Promoter: Tickets For Ward Bout Are Reasonably Priced Photos: Miguel Marriaga, Jose Felix Get Big Knockout Wins Golovkin's Promoter on Carl Froch: You Can't Force Guys To Fight Photos: David Peralta With Cinderella Shocker of Robert Guerrero Golovkin's Coach: We'd Fight Andre Ward, But He Can't Make 168 Frank Warren Smiles: Chris Eubank Jr. Can't Run Away This Time! Hernandez Will Head Back To 154 After Stunning Alfredo Angulo Hammer Backs Klara Svensson To Defeat Mikaela Lauren Daniela Bermudez Stuns Mariana Juarez in Mexico City Shields Leaves Door Open For Third Olympic Gold in 2020 Mayweather: They Ask a Thousand Times - I'm NOT Coming Back! Guerrero Claims Robbery: I Clearly Won, 116-112 Score Was Crazy! Peralta: I Was a Cab Driver, Now I Beat Robert Guerrero! Miguel Marriaga Blasts Out Robb, Jose Felix Crushes Frankel Yazmin Rivas Earns Debatable Split Nod Over Jessica Gonzalez David Peralta a Ghost Buster, Stuns Robert Guerrero in Upset Win Rod Salka Returns To Beat a Game Savi, Devin Haney Wins Isaac Dogboe Impressive, Dominates Neil John Tabanao Freddy Hernandez Shocks Alfredo Angulo With Big Decision Win Terrell Gausha Snags Tough Decision Win Over Steve Martinez Avni Yildirim Dominates Aaron Pryor Jr. Over Ten Rounds Cuadras To Chocolatito: I'm Good, I'm Very Handsome, I'll KO You Euro News: Imre Szello, Lauren vs. Svensson Card, Pierre Madsen Promoters Coming Together To Fight New Laws in New York Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Kazuto Ioka is Likely Purse Bid Bound Kovalev vs. Ward T-Mobile Arena Ticket Information Liam Smith: I Can Take Canelo's Shots, I Want To Test His Chin! Tommy Morrison's Son Aims To Impress on ShoBox Kovalev-Ward Deal Finalized For Vegas; Announcement Soon Anthony Joshua's Ring Return: Manchester is The Frontrunner Whyte vs. Sexton Plans Canned, Could Be Dereck Chisora Next Robert Frankel Ready: Jose Felix is a Very Winnable Fight Casimero Training Very Hard For Edwards, Says Promoter
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement