Blom dumps Maseti on the ropes

2015-09-03 06:00


Sinethemba Blom walks away after dumping Mabhuti Maseti on the canvass during the much anticipated fight in the open boxing circles .
                                         PHOTO: Myolisi gophe

Sinethemba Blom walks away after dumping Mabhuti Maseti on the canvass during the much anticipated fight in the open boxing circles . PHOTO: Myolisi gophe

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UWC’s Sinethemba Blom demonstrated why he is a South African amateur welterweight champion when he beat Mabhuti Maseti of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology by a knockout during a boxing tournament at the weekend.

Their clash was the main bout in an action-packed NUV Cup at UWC Student Centre on Saturday 29 August 2015 which saw no fewer than 32 junior and elite boxers taking to the stage.

In front of his cheering home supporters Blom, who successfully defended his SA title in July, took the fight to Maseti from on-set, forcing him to retreat and to resort to jabs and sporadic punches.

But when Blom, a third-year BA student, caught his opponent with his powerful blows it was clear which corner would the fight go.

After he found him on the ground in the first round, Maseti gave in when one of Blom’s punches landed him on the floor again in the second round and the fight was over.

In other bouts, University Sport South Africa champions Sandiso Kota and Pumlani Nqetho, both from the UWC camp, also claimed TKO victories over Mangaliso and Bulelani Ngondeka, respectively.

Boxing authorities were to decide at a later stage as to which club had won the NUV Cup.

Meanwhile in the professional section of the game, Mzonke Fana, Toto Helebe and Sharodene Fortuin improved their respective records when winning away fights last weekend.

In East London’s Orient Theatre female bantamweight champion Sharodene Fortuin won a controversial points decision over Argentian boxer ?????/ to claim the IBO world title on Friday night.

Fana won the World Boxing Forum (WBF) lightweight title when he outpointed the Cape Town based Tanzanian Said Zungu after giving boxing lessons for 10 full rounds in Secunda on the same night.

On Sunday at Mdantsane Sports Complex a polished Toto Helebe inflicted a revenge on Thabo Sishwane when he defended his SA national with a perfect victory.

Helebe from Gugulethu was fighting Sihswane for the second time, in the first fight durin the PBL round robin game he lost but ringsiders felt he was robbed and on Sunday he left his fans smiling as he produced a nose breaking kind of boxing

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