BOXING NEWS - A Box and Dine evening, with two titles on the line, and three competitive bouts, on the undercard, will be presented at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Friday night.
The tournament will be televised on SS 9 from 7pm to 11pm.
In the main bout of the evening, South African super-middleweight champion Rowan Campbell from Gauteng defends his IBO All-Africa super-middleweight title against the more experienced Yanga Phetani of Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape.
Campbell (9-0; 6), who fights out of the Smiths Gym in Cedar Square, Sandton, made his pro debut in December 2016 and captured the vacant South African super-middleweight title with a 12-round unanimous points decision over Renson Hobyani on August 10 last year at Emperors Palace.
In his next fight in February this year he won the vacant IBO All-Africa title with a hard-earned ten-round decision over Alex Kabangu from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Hobyani, who has been fighting as a pro since October 2005, has compiled a record of 14-2-1nc; 4.
The only blots on his record have been a six-round draw against Lelethu Magwiga and losses to Nkululeko Mhlongo (tko 3) in a challenge for the South African junior-middleweight title and Andile Mtungwa (tko 2).
On February 12, 2017, he was stopped in the sixth round by Barend van Rooyen in a clash for the vacant South African middleweight title.
However, the result was subsequently changed to a no contest by Boxing South Africa after Van Rooyen failed a test for a banned substance.
In the second title bout on the bill, three-fight novice Boyd Allen (3-0; 3) defends his WBA Pan African junior-middleweight title, that he won in his third fight with an 11th-round stoppage win over John Bopape in March this year.
The more experienced Thysse (10-1-1; 9) is coming off a closely-fought split decision draw against five-fight novice Linda Ntshingila, for the vacant Gauteng junior-middleweight title. However, Boxing SA failed to apply the rule that a contest for a vacant title cannot end in a draw.
In terms of the Act, in a championship bout for a vacant title, each judge shall nominate a winner and the winner of the bout shall be the boxer nominated as the winner by the majority vote of the judges.