Red Beast af­ter provin­cial heavy­weight box­ing ti­tle

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO SPORT - Richard Springo­rum

AF­TER mak­ing a huge state­ment at Time Square Casino in Pre­to­ria a fort­night ago, Richards Bay pro­fes­sional heavy­weight boxer Joshua ‘Red Beast’ Pretorius is pre­par­ing to make an even big­ger one.This when he takes on Chatsworth’s Marc Subra­money for the KZN heavy­weight box­ing ti­tle on 24 or 25 Novem­ber in Mtu­batuba.

The Red Beast, who boasts a pro fight­ing record of five wins by KO and two points losses early in his ca­reer, is ex­cited about the fight and rel­ishes the chance of bring­ing the ti­tle to Richards Bay.

‘But I have to put my head down, put in the hard yards and work for the win.

‘One-two com­bi­na­tions and body shots are go­ing to be key against Marc in the fight, but once again I am go­ing there to make a state­ment and go for the KO.’

The fight is sched­uled for 10-three minute rounds and a win for Pretorius will not only hand him the KZN ti­tle, but also make him the num­ber one con­tender for the SA heavy­weight ti­tle.

Subra­money boasts a record of five wins, one loss and one draw and will be no pushover for the Red Beast.

‘We will train hard, build on cur­rent fit­ness lev­els and bulk up ahead of the fight.’

Josh weighed in at 101.4kgs for his last bout and aims at weigh­ing in at 104kgs.

‘Six box­ers came down this week­end to spar with me and then we might go to Jo­han­nes­burg to spar with other TopBox fighters ahead of the bout.’

Joshua ‘Red Beast’ Pretorius will be look­ing to de­liver an­other knock-out blow to clench the KZN heavy­weight box­ing ti­tle come 24/25 Novem­ber

Mtu­batuba’s Hugo Tim­mer­man won the quad bike sec­tion of last week­end’s Zane Rencken Tribute Rally held in Dal­ton Des Head / Images Ahead

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