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World boxing champion Zolani Tete’s preparations for his bout in Russia next month, received a major boost when he was made an ambassador for a local car manufacturer at a glittering event in East London on Wednesday.

Two-time boxing world champion Zolani Tete recieved a brand new Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG on Wednesday morning.

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) and Laureus Sport for Good Foundation hosted the seventh and last breakfast series in East London with the main theme being boxing at the MBSA plant.

The event attended by several people from the sporting fraternity and Tete was accompanied by his family and manager Mla Tengimfene.

An emotional Tete said: "Firstly I would like to thank my parents, today I will drive this car because of what they taught me in life.

"I also want to thank Mercedes-Benz, it is a dream come true. I used to see people driving nice cars. I did not know this day would come true."

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