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Back-to-back US fight action for Nomeva

Xolisani Ndongeni on his way to beating Juan Garcia Mendez last time out.

Xolisani Ndongeni’s learning will continue apace as he has his second consecutive fight in the US in April.

Confirming the news, promoter Rodney Berman said he would appear on a Banner Promotions world championship bill in America on either April 7 or 14.

“They want him back after his encouraging performance last time,” said Berman of the WBA’s fifth-ranked contender. “Ndongeni is a work in progress, but he’s learning fast. He’s a tremendous learner and he’ll be matched tough.”

Mason Menard.

Indeed, Louisiana banger Mason Menard has been lined up. Although he finished last year with a defeat on his ledger, Menard solidified his standing as a dangerous contender in 2016. The first was a dramatic KO of of unbeaten Eudy Bernardo in April, followed by a ninth-round stoppage of rugged Bahodir Mamadjonov in August.

“If Nomeva wants to be in the mix for the division’s big fights, these are the type of guys he needs to beat. Menard is no mug, but we’re confident we can execute our great game plan,” said trainer Colin Nathan.

April’s main event is a WBA light-heavyweight title fight with unbeaten welterweight Taras Shelestyuk in the co-main event.




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