Tshifhiwa Munyai is coming in this Saturday on short notice to challenge WBA super bantamweight titleholder Scott Quigg on the road in Manchester, England, but the 28-year-old "Atomic Spider" says the lack of notice won't trouble him on fight night.
"Taking fights at short notice is not a problem," said Munyai, a former IBO super-bantamweight champion. "As a professional boxer, I always stay at the gym even if I don't have a fight date.
"I've been praying for this chance. That's why I didn't think twice when the opportunity came knocking at my door," Munyai said.
Munyai (24-2-1, 12 KO) has won four in a row, and last lost in 2010, when he was beaten by Christian Esquivel in Mexico. For his career, he's 5-1 in the United Kingdom, 0-1 in Mexico, and 19-0-1 in South Africa. Munyai is a former Commonwealth bantamweight champ who beat Martin Power twice, and also defeated Lee Haskins in 2006-07.
Quigg (27-0-2, 20 KO) is currently between a -1200 and -2000 favorite.