Thembelani Nxoshe will take a giant step towards his pursuit of a world title challenge when he vies for the WBC International junior-bantamweight crown against Mexican Ulises Lara at the Mdantsane Indoor Centre on Friday. Besides granting him with an opportunity to advance his international career, the fight will also afford Nxoshe a measure of revenge for his nemesis Nhlanhla Ngamntwini who was brutally knocked out by Lara in July this year. Nxoshe lost to Ngamntwini before fighting to even terms in their rematch. Both Nxoshe and Lara attended the premedical of the fight on Tuesday at a beachfront hotel where they were given a clean bill of health. Nxoshe was slightly heavier at 52.2kg while Lara came in a gram lighter. This much anticipated bout was scheduled for the September 30 annual Heritage Boxing Celebration but had to be postponed after Nxoshe sustained an injury while he was sparing. Despite the injury scare Nxoshe, who holds the SA junior-bantamweight title said he had c...

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