Boxer will fight to defend title

2017-10-04 06:03

Boxer France Ramabodu hopes to continue his winning ways in defending his World Boxing Federation (WBF) international junior middle welterweight title against Mziwoxolo Ndwayana.

They will slug it out in the Dream Team’s main bout taking place at the Mangaung Indoor Sports Centre on Friday (06/10).

Ramabodu returns to Bloemfontein almost a year after an unsuccessful venture trying to wrestle the South African and WBF intercontinental junior middleweight title from the reigning champion, Nkululeko Mhlongo.

Originating from the Free State, Ramabodu hopes for success against Eastern Cape opponent Ndwayana, who is ranked fourth in Boxing South Africa’s (BSA) welterweight rankings. Ndwayana is the WBF international welterweight champion.

Ramabodu ranks second in the middle welterweight division, according to the BSA’s latest ra­tings.

The two champions will battle over ten rounds in Friday’s supercharged contest.

Ndwayana is still oozing confidence after stopping fighter Stanis Apanu from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in round six in Qwaqwa.

Another title fight in the men’s category is the heavyweight bout over 12 rounds between Osborne Machimana and Justice Siliga. Ranked second and fourth in the BSA’s heavyweight division, the duo will fight for the South African vacant title.

In the mix will be the South African bantamweight title fight (ten rounds) between Simangele Hadebe and Melissa Muller.

Muller, from Gau­teng, returns to action hardly a month after her second failed attempt to dethrone Matshediso Mokebesi in the South African junior featherweight championship.

Supporting bouts over eight rounds will see Khayani Hlungwane take on Christian Okeke and Sabelo Nokele (Germany) trading leather with Tello “Razor” Dithebe.

The gates open at 18:00.

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