South African champion Ronald
Malindi is set to face Mexico´s
Jorge Orozco Mendoza for the vacant
World Boxing Federation (WBF) World
Bantamweight title at the Moses
Mabhida Stadium n Durban, South
Africa, on December 11.
Malindi, 19-0 (9), also a former
two-time African (ABU) titlist, has
made four successful defenses of his
national crown since winning it in
Now he is stepping up to world class
against Orozco Mendoza, 17-3-2 (11),
who, at least on paper, will be his
sternest test to date by far.
The 26-year-old Mexican, nicknamed
“El Huesos”, has, despite drawing
against Eric Omar Lopez (16-5-1) in
his most recent outing, proved he is
a top fighter on several occasions.
Last February he became the first,
and so far only, man to defeat
Franklin Gonzalez (25-0), when he
edged the Venezuelan contender by
split decision in Guadalajara.
A former holder of several regional
titles, it will also be Orozco
Mendoza´s first shot at a world
championship, and with both men in
their absolute prime it shapes up to
be a great fight.
The King Misuzulu International
Boxing Tournament, with Malindi vs.
Orozco Mendoza as one of the
featured bouts along with four
additional title fights, will be
promoted by Joy4Joy Boxing