World Boxing Association (WBA) Pan African super bantamweight champion Mateus ‘The Beast’ Heita has promised his opponent he won’t last more than six rounds in their fight tomorrow.
Heita and Jonas Matheus will be headlining the Together as One Part 7 Boxing Bonanza at Walvis Bay, which will see Heita defending his title in a 12-rounder. The WBO Africa super bantamweight title is also on the line.
There is much at stake as the winner will automatically move within the WBO top-15 world rankings, and also in touching distance of mega fights on the global stage.
Speaking during the official weigh-in Wednesday at a local hotel, The Beast said it will be an easy fight as he is the better boxer.
“I think the talking has come to an end. You’ve never fought a good boxer like me. I am going to retain my title and take everything on the table. I believe for you; you won’t last more than six rounds,” he said.
Meanwhile, Matheus said he had enough time to prepare for this encounter and is ready to step into the ring and deliver.
“I’ll fight as if I am contesting for a world title,” he added.
The bonanza will also see Fillipus Shaanika taking on Julius Sheefeni for the national super bantamweight title over 10 rounds.
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