Boxing galore in OR Tambo Hall, Langa

2016-11-17 06:00
 Bxing legend Sydney Hoho, Bongani Mgayi and David Faas.  PHOTO: sizwe banzi

Bxing legend Sydney Hoho, Bongani Mgayi and David Faas. PHOTO: sizwe banzi

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Boxing will return to the OR Tambo Sports Complex when promoter Vusi Ngwenya hosts a star-studded bill there on Saturday night.

Ngwenya, who seems to have been in hibernation from active boxing for the past 15 years, said this tournament offers mouth watering clashes.

Site C’s Vusumzi Tyatyeka will collide with Sanele Msimang of Kwazulu Natal in a scrap for the vacant WBF International lightweight title whilst his stable mate Mzuvukile “Old Bones” Magwaca will also feature against Sibusiso Khumalo in a ten rounder in the Bantamweight.

Other fighters engaged on the night include Tapiwa Tembo, Kizito Ruhamya and a few upstarts.

“I am back with a bang,” boasted the 50-year-old Ngwenya.

“I expect our people to come in big numbers to support this tournament which features, mostly local boys. This is one of the many tournaments to revive boxing in Khayelitsha,” said Ngwenya.

The fight will start at 7pm, doors open at 5pm.

.Meanwhile another veteran promoter, David Faas will stage a tournament in tribute to former fighters that include Sydney Hoho and Bashew Sibaca at the Langa Sports Complex on December 4.

The tournament will be headlined by the stylish Thembani “Guitarman” Okolo against a Philipines opponent Joel Taduran in an international ten rounder at mini-Flyweight.

Faas said he was now guiding the fortunes of Okolo and he expects him to do well and cement his ratings in the division.

“He is a young and talented fighter and I have given him this opportunity after I held long talks with his management,” said Faas.

The unbeaten Emil Kalekuzi will meet Mzwamadoda Mjacu of Mfuleni in six rounds in the Lightweight Division.

There will be four more exciting bouts, Faas added.

Boxing South Africa co-ordinator in the province Mickey Klaas said he was excited about the two coming tournaments.

“This is very good for our region and we hope that we will have more fights in the new year,” said Klaas.

The weigh-in for the Ngwenya bout will be on Friday November 25 at OR Tambo Sports Complex. Call Ngwenya on 072 133 3557.

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