New opponent for Studdard

Kozanga Mwanza Youssef, who fights Johnny Muller on December 4.

Rofhiwa Nemushungwa is the new opponent for Joshua Studdard on December’s Christmas Cracker tournament as his previous opponent (Lemogang Mapitsi) has been offered a SA title shot.

Golden Gloves and African Ring, the promoters, agreed not to stand in Mapitsi’s way.

Nemushungwa is from the Alan Toweel stable in Joburg and is known to be a tough customer.

The promoters are awaiting word on whether the Gauteng title will be on the line. If not, it will be a 10-rounder that tops the exciting fight card.

Studdard (8-1), a pro for five years, needs to get a move on if he is to make a significant impact in the bantamweight division.

Meanwhile, unbeaten Rowan Campbell will fight Jackson Masamba at super-middleweight. Masamba, from DRC, is 1-1-1 as a pro.

And Johnny Muller goes in against DRC’s Kozanga Mwanza Youssef (7-2-1) who upset George Tshimanga in his last fight. He ought to be a stern test for Muller, who must put on a show to atone for his last effort against Thabiso Mchunu.

The action takes place December 4.