The fact that no date and venue have been set for Azinga ‘Golden Boy’ Fuzile’s world title fight against Kenichi Ogawa from Japan, has not stopped boxing trainer Mzamo ‘Chief’ Njekanye from planning for the Japanese’s downfall.
That it was confirmed last month that Fuzile and Ogawa would fight for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior-lightweight title was enough for Njekanye to work very hard at training preparing his boxer.
“We are keeping ourselves busy with preparations despite not having a date. We have to continue with our preparations regardless,” Njekanye, who trains Fuzile, said.
“That we have no date does not mean we have to relax. It should be work, work and more work. We are confident that the people in charge of the negotiations are taking care of the business.”
The IBF ordered the fight between Fuzile and Ogawa after there was uncertainty regarding Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov’s recovery from injury.
Rakhimov from Tajikistan was due to clash with Ogawa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), in August but the fight got postponed after the Tajik picked up an injury.
Meanwhile, Fuzile became a mandatory challenger after he stopped Martin Ward from the United Kingdom in Las Vegas, United States, in May.