Guitarman to steal the show

2015-11-19 06:00
 Thembani Okolo feeding his last opponet some punches during a fight PhOTOs: lindile mbontsi

Thembani Okolo feeding his last opponet some punches during a fight PhOTOs: lindile mbontsi

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Seldom has a novice boxer captured the minds of ringsiders like Thembani “Guitarman” Okolo has done.

All the way from Zwide , Okolo, enters the ring carrying a guitar and what he does inside the square resembles Zahara doing her thing.

This is what drove C Sun Promotions boss China Mpololo to fly directly to Port Elizabeth to sign Okolo for next weeks ‘Boxing Is Back’ tournament at OR Tambo Sports Complex.

Mpololo said though Okolo has “few fights under his belt” he was a worthy signee for the coming bout.

“At C Suns we believe in new things, we have a fresh approach to the game and we want to be associated with positive change,” said Mpololo.

Okolo will face another youth protege Anele Komana - they both possess an impressive amateur record having represented their provinces at national games.

Okolo’s three stylish victories against tough opponents has seen rise in the ratings where he occupies position number eight currently.

Okolo’ coach Zwaai Sidina was adamant that they will leave an impression against Komana.

“We thank the promoter for showing faith in our boy and we know he has seen potential in him we promised to make Cape Town our home,” said Sidina.

Another Grahamstown coach Bulelani Ndwayana who is binging his son Mziwoxolo ‘Bokolosche’ Ndwayan to face Myosili Xayo in eight of welterweight clash was impressed by the promoter.

“This guy came all the way from Cape Town to sign my boy and that is a sign of respect and professionalism,” said Ndwayana.

In the main bout, Angolan , Cristiano Ndombassy will fight for the WBA Pan African junior middleweight against KZN’s Nkululeko Mhlongo.

In the main supporting bout Dalisizwe Komani will tackle Mfundo Gwayana of Mdantsane for the vacant WBF International junior flyweight title.

There will be five other exciting bouts on the card. The weigh-in will be at the OR Tambo Sports Complex on Thursday November 26 from 11am.

Tickets are on sale at Computicket, R100 for ground seats and R60 for upper level seats.

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