Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Fana Raised Demands For Mendez Bout, Claims Manager

By Mark Vester

According to manager Butityi Konki, IBF junior lightweight champion Mzonke Fana was looking to get more money for a scheduled defense against mandatory challenger Argenis Mendez. Konki's side of the story conflicts with the recent comments given to the media by Fana, who claimed that he was training himself and because of that he withdrew from the June 11 bout with Mendez. Konki is so upset with Fana's version of the story that he doesn't plan to renew his managerial and sponsorship contract when it expires at the end of the month.

"The fight has been held back simply because we do not have an agreement mainly on the purse, a point we communicated to the promoter promptly when Mzonke raised it," Konki told Sowetan Live.

Fana's promoter, Branco Milenkovic, is still claiming his boxer had no trainer, but admits the fighter never signed a contract. "How could I get Fana to sign a contract when he

Konki denied those claims, telling the paper that Fana's trainers, Vuyani Bungu and Gert Strydom, were ready and able to assist Fana, although Strydom says the matter was never discussed with him.

"I have ascertained, contrary to what has been published in the media, that both Vuyani and Gert are willing to assist and even Howard Grant from Montreal, Canada. I do not know where all these things come from," Konki said.

There has been no word on a new date for Fana-Mendez.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Heru on 05-15-2011

Fana should get the money he deserves and hopefully had saved up because he's losing that title as soon as he steps into the ring against Mendez.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines WBC Prez Cautions That Vanes Could Derail GGG-Canelo Rematch Frank Warren: Forget Khan-Lo Greco - Watch Frampton-Donaire! Will Gervonta Davis Be The Next Mayweather or Broner? Golovkin Promoter on Derevyanchenko: GGG Needs Proper Pay Michael Dasmarinas Blasts Out Karim Guerfi For IBO Strap Eleider Alvarez, Trainer Confident They Will Shock Sergey Kovalev Showtime's Espinoza: Broner Really Can't Afford Another Loss Tete Dares Burnett To Fight, Eyes Inoue vs. McDonnell Winner Pacquiao's Adviser: If Both Win, Lomachenko is The Fall Target Golovkin vs. Martirosyan Undercard Coming Together Ishe Smith vs. Tony Harrison Finalized - PBC on Bounce, May 11 Tevin Farmer vs. Billy Dib Ordered For Vacant IBF World Title Photos: Ramon Alvarez, Jorge Paez on Weight For Showdown Photos: Gervonta Davis, Jesus Cuellar - Ready For WBA Title Fight Photos: Jermall Charlo, Hugo Centeno - Ready For Title Fight Photos: Adrien Broner, Jessie Vargas - Ready For War Frampton Admits a Loss To Donaire Could Mean End of Career Broner Weighs In Heavier Than Vargas for Their 144-Pound Fight Photos: Otto Wallin, Adrian Granat - Ready For a Viking War Gervonta Davis Makes Weight on First Try - First Time in 3 Fights WBC Reveal Huge List of Boxers Not Drug Testing With CBP/VADA LIVE Stream: Adrien Broner vs. Jessie Vargas - Official Weigh-In Gary Russell vs. Joseph Diaz Finalized For May 19 at MGM Harbor Khan: I Want To End Career With a Big Bang, I'm Still in My Prime Max Ornelas, Tony Lopez Fight For Bragging Rights on beIN Pacquiao: I Still Have a Couple of More Fights Before I Retire Povetkin's Promoter Claims $4.3 Million Court Win Over Wilder Photos: Frampton, Donaire Prepare For Fireworks in Belfast Photos: Amir Khan, Phil Lo Greco - Ready For War in Liverpool Hugo Centeno Reflects on Stoppage Loss To Maciej Sulecki Jesus Cuellar: Gervonta Davis is Overrated; He's No Mayweather! Broner on Vargas: He Ain't Win His Fights When He Stepped Up Hearn: We Won't Let You Play With Our Balls To Overpay Wilder! BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - April 20 Max Ornelas: I'll Do Whatever it Takes To Be a World Champion Vanes Martirosyan: Canelo is a Cheater, Golovkin is a Gentleman Khan vs. Lo Greco: Bilal Rehman To Remain On Card Amir Khan: If I Lose To Lo Greco - It's All Over For Me Jessie Vargas: No One Will Care About Broner After I Beat Him Euro News: Serge Michel, Stefan Haertel, Elvis Hetemi, More
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement