I used to be born to struggle, proclaims Joshua Studdard

“I must dish out a severe beating, a can to whip him,” he mentioned confidently. “The boxing fraternity must know that Joshua is again. The boxing ring is looking me. I’ve plenty of aggression and seeing the boxing ring retains me calm.”

Studdard mentioned he has a brand new group and a brand new sponsor on board. He’s educated by revered Manny Fernandes.

“I used to be clothed in inexperienced earlier than my damage however now I might be in lovely purple, which symbolises bloody bathtub,” he mentioned. “I used to be born to struggle. Saul is only a stepping stone, champions have to be nervous.”

However Hlungwane’s coach Emmanuel Mutavhatsindi laughed off Studdard’s threats. “Mistaken selection of an opponent for a comeback struggle,” he warned. “My boxer has promised to ship Joshua to everlasting retirement. I do know Joshua, we used to coach in the identical fitness center in Hillbrow. I do not charge him as one of the best.

“My boxer – younger as he’s – fought Sikho Nqothole and Physician Ntsele however misplaced on factors. That tells you about his potential.”

This bantamweight struggle will kind a part of BRD Promotion’s seven-bout invoice which might be head-lined by a world struggle between Thompson Mokwana and Raymong Kupula from the Congo.

Tickets will vary from R150 to R500.