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South African world champion Simphiwe Vetyeka’s promoter Andile Sidinile has struck a deal with Bob Arum’s Top Rank Promotions that will see his charge facing off with Nonito Donaire on May 10 in Macau.

Donaire is promoted by Top Rank as among the Philippines’ best exports and one of the best fighters in the world.

But Vetyeka’s camp is confident the East London boxer will emerge victorious come fight night.

“We are ready for Nonito Donaire and as Team Vetyeka, we are under no illusion that this is going to be a very difficult fight. But we believe that to be the best you have to beat the best,” said Sidinile.

This will be the highest profile fight yet for Vetyeka who holds the WBA featherweight and the more spurious IBO belt.  He is fresh off an upset win over longtime title holder Chris John. The 33-year-old combatant will be guided by a formidable training camp comprising of former world champion Vuyani “The Beast” Bungu and  Lennox Mpulampula.

Donaire told Standard that Vetyeka “is a really good fighter. I think he’s the toughest of all the guys in that division. He’s slick he’s got power, pretty good.”

Vetyeka was expected to defend against John in a rematch but the Indonesian elected to retire, paving the way for a bigger fight against Donaire.

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