The Northland Age
Daniels called out by SA champion
Kiwi champ tells Mohammed: ‘I hope you like eating fists’
South African cruiserweight champion Razel Mohammed has taken to social media to call out the No 1-ranked heavyweight female boxer Lani Daniels (Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi, Te Orewai).
Mohammed, ranked fourth on Boxrec, won her South African national title in March this year. She has had three wins and two draws.
Mohammed’s last fight was in August when she defeated undefeated boxer Rolen Mulebo.
Mohammed matchmaker Frank Pittal said on Facebook: “Reigning South African cruiser champion sends out a message to New Zealand world champion Lani Daniels ‘come out, come out where ever you are, it’s time to dance in the rain’.
RankedNo 4 in the world by IBO , Razel “is willing to move up to heavyweight to get this fight on”, Pittal said.Mohammed said, “Let’s do this. I’m a South African Springbok . . . We eat ferns for breakfast. I’ll introduce you to a bit of African power”.
Daniels, who is ranked No 1 in
WBC, No 2 in WBA and No 1 on Boxrec, is enthusiastic about the callout, as this is the first time in her career she has been called out by a boxer.
The three-time New Zealand champion recognises that being called out in boxing is a compliment as it shows recognition for what you did in your career when someone
takes aim at you.
Daniels replied on social media: “Well I hope you like eating fists for dinner because that’s what’s on the menu once that bell goes, a knuckle sandwich with a bit of fern will call it the African power special because it packs a punch, #allyoucaneatjustforyousis.”
Speaking with Mohammed matchmaker
Frank Pittal has said, “Caiph mac her manager and trainer asked me if we can sound out a few world title challengers, unfortunately, the few we targeted a couple of Russian girls due to recent events”.
He continued to acknowledge that New Zealand has some of the best female boxers in the world, especially in the heavier-weight divisions, including boxers like former WBO light heavyweight champion Geovana Peres, former WBA and WBC worldranked boxer Alrie Meleisea, WBAranked No 3 Sequita Hemingway and former WBC ranked boxer, Sarah Long.
Daniels has stated that she received many offers privately including world title offers, however, she and her team are not rushing into things as they want to plan her career smartly.
Daniels has previously said she only has a few years left in her boxing career however she aims to be a world champion before she retires.
Originally Daniels was in negotiation to take on Sequita Hemingway for her next fight — her first in her hometown as a professional.
Unfortunately, the negotiations fell through, however, Sequita Hemingway will now be fighting Alrie Meleisea in a rematch. It is expected that this fight could lead to a possible world title fight for the winner against Daniels.
Daniels’ next fight has not been announced yet, however, what we do know is it will be happening in February against an undefeated boxer from Australia in the Super Middleweight division.
This boxer has fought in New Zealand back in 2019.
The fight will be promoted on Bruce Glozier’s next fight night. We hope to get more details on the event soon.*