In the semi-final of the “Who will prevail?” cruiserweight tournament, undefeated Akani “Prime” Phuzi will defend his WBA Pan African title over ten rounds against Johnny “Hurricane” Muller. The 11-0 with five knockouts Phuzi was originally slated to meet Chris Thompson, but the latter pulled out with an injury, opening the way for Muller to step in.
Muller, a former South African and WBC international silver champion at lightheavyweight, is perhaps best known as the man who gave Kevin Lerena his only defeat. A 32-fight veteran, he is by far the more experienced man, having shared the ring with the likes of Aleksandr Usyk and Thabiso Mchunu. Win or lose, he always brings the action, and it would be interesting to see whether he can give Phuzi something to think about.
The winner will meet Lebo Mashitoa in the final.