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Friday, July 5, 2024

Josh Feldman to Fight on DAZN

Josh Feldman's next fight is scheduled to be streamed on DAZN, one of the major players in boxing. The 19 year old is slated to face Welcome Malumbu at Box Camp Booysens in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Box Rec now lists Malumbu, a fighter from the Democratic Republic of Congo, as 0-8. The Promoter Boxing 5 and various reports on the fight claim his record is 0-6. To be clear, no one is trying to hide anything. BoxRec had Malumbu's record as 0-6 until this week.

In researching Malumbu's career, The Jewish Boxing Blog found his first two fights listed under the name "Welcome Malubu." It didn't take a leap of faith to connect the dots, however.

Malumbu has two public Facebook accounts. The older account contains pictures from fights included in both BoxRec entries, "Malubu" and Malumbu, so it was clear they were the same person. The JBB listed Welcome's record as 0-8 back in June, but didn't notify BoxRec of the duplicate entries until this week, which they promptly corrected.

Though Malumbu has a poor record, he is not a bad fighter. If we include Josh, Malumbu's opposition will be 20-0 when he will have faced them. He gave solid prospects, Athenkosi Plaatjies and Darrin Rossouw, tough fights.

Feldman, a native of Cape Town, isn't taking Malumbu lightly. "In the past sixth months, I've gotten a lot stronger," he told SA Boxing Talk recently. "My fitness has gotten a lot better. I'm pacing myself better. So I'm really excited about the fight."

Josh says he won't press for the knockout. "This is the type of opponent I can really showcase my abilities [against] and really outbox him. If the knockout comes, it comes."

Feldman-Malumbu is scheduled for four rounds at junior middleweight.

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