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South Africa’s Chris van Heerden faces a tough test against Matthew “Magic” Hatton on Saturday in defence of his IBO welterweight title.

The rugged champion is meeting a man who has mixed in the highest company, having waged battle against the likes of Saul Alvarez, Gianluca Branco and Kell Brook.

The tournament, to be hosted in Sandton by Showpony Promotions, will be broadcast live on SuperSport 2 from 10pm.

This will be “The Heat’s” second title defence after he outboxed Sebastian Lujan last year. Always supremely fit, Van Heerden is a busy two-fisted fighter who will aim to put Hatton under pressure with his relentless attack.

Hatton, the younger brother of former world champion Ricky, will rely on his skills and experience of 51 fights to subdue his southpaw opponent. Despite an absence of real power, he is technically correct and will look to stay busy against his younger opponent.

The main supporting bout will feature two of South Africa’s most stylish fighters in former world champions Kaizer Mabuza and Isaac Hlatshwayo, who fight a welterweight eight-rounder.

At light-heavyweight, SA’s Tshepang Mohale meets Matty Clarkson from the UK, while former SA heavyweight champion Osborne Machimana meets Elvis Moyo over six.

In the tournament opener, top prospect Mthobisi Buthelezi fights Lobanda Batale over four rounds in the welterweight division.

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