We have just received word that the use of Vuvuzela's will be limited during Friday's IBF Super Flyweight world title bout between Teiru Kinoshita (19-0-1, 3) and Zolani Tete (18-3, 16).
Earlier in the week Tete had his open work out and that was accompanied by the loud horns that were made internationally famous in the 2010 South African world cup. It seemed as if Tete and his travelling support were set to use the instruments during the fight as a distraction and a way to drown out Kinoshita's fans. Sadly for Tete this plan has been foiled.
Due to the safety of the fighters the two sides have agreed that the instruments can only be used for the first 30 seconds of the minute long rest break. This is to stop the clappers from being drowned out at the end of the rounds and to prevent the referee from being drowned out when he needs to give instructions to the fighters.
Whilst the use of the instrument has been limited we're unsure on how well that will actually work and we'd not be shocked to hear the horns blaring through rounds almost in protest of their limited use.
(Image courtesy of Ota.berlin.de)
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