On Tuesday, famend South African promoter Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves formally introduced his firm had secured the providers of world-rated junior featherweight Lodumo Lamati.
Berman is comfortable to have signed his countryman to a promotional contract after brokering a cope with his consultant.
“Lamati’s supervisor, coach Phumzile Matyhila, himself a former South African nationwide champion, reached out to me to please signal Lamati to Golden Gloves,” Berman instructed The Ring.
“I discover it unbelievable that such a high quality fighter had not been snapped up, and had no hesitation in inking him.”
Lamati (16-0-1, 10 knockouts; click here to see his BoxRec) final noticed motion when he stopped skilled Filipino Richie Mepranum in 11-rounds in July 2019.
See Lamati in motion, under, in opposition to Brayan Meirena on March 17, 2019:
Berman stated his latest acquisition will make his Golden Gloves debut on his June 1st present. He feels that Lamati can contend for world titles within the not-too-distant future.
“He’s presently ranked WBC No. 5, so a tilt at that title is clearly a precedence,” stated Berman. “I’ve had nice success on this division prior to now with Welcome Ncita, Vuyani Bungu and Lehlo Ledwaba all successful world titles. I’m trying ahead to seeing if Lamati can add his identify to the wealthy historical past we’ve at junior featherweight sooner or later.”
Lamati, who gained invaluable expertise coaching and sparring former world champions Ryan Burnett and Kal Yafai throughout a stint in England, is happy concerning the subsequent chapter of his profession having aligned himself with the nation’s largest promoter.
“Is there any higher transfer proper now for my profession on the age of 28 years? I want a world title,” stated Lamati. “This can be a excellent begin for me.”