Bam returns to weave the magic in the ring

2017-09-21 06:00
Sinethemba ‘’Taylor’’ Bam will in be the ring on Friday night.

Sinethemba ‘’Taylor’’ Bam will in be the ring on Friday night.

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Sinethemba Bam is due for an interesting comeback into the boxing ring when he faces veteran pugilist Simo Mbande in Hope Street on 22 September 2017.

Bam’s career was going well with wins against top prospects in the country, such as Gola, Ntshili and Hobyani until he was stopped in round seven by Lerato Dlamini.

In his three year career, Bam has won the IBF Youth Super Bantamweight title and was once a mandatory challenger in the same division.

With a 12 year old professional boxing career, Mbande is not a stranger to the Cape Town crowds as he has duelled about five times in the province.

Some of his notable opponents include Toto Helebe, Bompi Ndema, Gambinga, Tembo and Nxoshe.

The quality of the opponents that Mbande has faced is proof enough that he is not a perfect pushover for a young blood like Bam even though he has suffered seven knockouts in his 12 losses.

The bill will feature five international bouts between local and those coming from other African countries.

Most of the visiting boxers will be from the promoter’s home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo and from Zimbabwe and Tanzania.

The tournament will also feature a charity grudge bout between Cruiserweights Martin Lewis and Bruce Benjamin over four rounds.

Both are South African.

Bruce Benjamin is a well-known fitness fanatic who works in one of the fitness chains in the city, whereas Martin Lewis is a renowned television specialist.

The full fight card is:

Junior Welterweight: 6 rounds, Ilunga Masala (DRC) vs Vusumzi Tyatyeka(SA) over six rounds.

Featherweight: Sinethemba Bam (CTN) versus Simon Mbande(PE), over six rounds.

Heavyweight: Tian Fick (SA) Vs Mugabon Mudimba (DRC) over four rounds.,

Bantamweight: Lazola Jikazana (SA) vs Edward Nyamwanda (Tanzania) over four rounds,

Light weight: Tawanda Chigwida (Zim) vs Siphenathi Qampi (SA) over six rounds.

Junior welterweight: Abdul Aziz Kunert (SA) vs Mvuzo Kotobe (SA) over four rounds.

Cruiserweight: Benjamin Hipkin (SA) vs Tshanda Tshams (DRC) over four rounds,

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