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Fuzile defends IBF International title against Koasicha

Azinga Fuzile, who is possibly South Africa’s best bet to win a world belt, defends his IBF International junior-lightweight title against Mexico’s Romulo Koasicha on 7 April in Port Elizabeth.

The 22-year-old Fuzile, who fights from the southpaw stance, made his pro debut on 15 December, 2014 and has been most impressive in compiling a record of 13-0; 8, winning the South African and WBC Youth featherweight titles and a IBF Continental junior-lightweight title in an outstanding career.

Fuzile, who is trained by Colin Nathan from his Hotbox Gym in Glenhazel, Johannesburg, is rated at No.6 by the IBF and a win over the more experienced Koasicha could bring him close to a world title shot against the current IBF champion Tevin Farmer.

The 27-year-old Koasicha, who has a record of 27-7; 17 in a 10-year professional career, has been involved in bouts with some top fighters in the division.

His only loss inside the distance came against one of the pound-for-pound best fighters in the world, Vasiliy Lomachenko, in November 2015. Lomachenko stopped him in the 10th round.


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