Flo gets rematch against Mchunu
Flo Simba, who lost in the first round of the Super 8 cruiserweight series, will fight Thabiso Mchunu in the semifinals.
Mchunu stopped Simba in the first Last Man Standing tournament, but most experts and spectators agreed the referee had intervened prematurely.
Now they will meet again when the semifinals are staged at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, on September 22.
Details of the Golden Gloves Promotions card were released on Tuesday.
Simba, who was at one stage regarded as an exceptionally promising heavyweight, was eliminated in his first fight of the series on June 16 when referee Tony Nyangiwe stopped the bout 2 minutes 53 seconds into the opening round.
The result will stand, but Boxing SA felt the fight was stopped prematurely and Simba deserved a chance to prove the point, Loyisa Mtya said on Tuesday.
Mtya, operations director of Boxing SA, said Johnny Muller, who had a first-round bye, had withdrawn from the series. Now Simba and Mchunu meet in one semifinal and Zack Mkwekassa takes on Danie Venter in the other one.
The main bout will be a title clash between IBO strawweight champion Hekkie Budler and Florante Condes.
Budler's trainer, Colin Nathan, said on Tuesday the little South African was ready to take on other champions in unification bouts.
Budler added: "There is a lot of talk about the Super 8 and the cruiserweights, but let's not forget I'm the main man on the night."
Simba said of his first-round loss: "I believe a referee should stop a fight only when a boxer is spent. That was hardly the case when I fought Mchunu."
Mchunu predicted that the result was going to be the same again, "only this time without the controversy".