“Old Bones” makes mince of Canoy in exciting tournament

2017-04-06 06:02
Mzuvukile “Old Bones” Magwaca is the new WBF Champion.PHOTO: sinethemba mandyosi

Mzuvukile “Old Bones” Magwaca is the new WBF Champion.PHOTO: sinethemba mandyosi

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Mzuvukile “Old Bones” Magwaca was crowned the new World Boxing Federation (WBF) Bantamweight champion after a split decision win against Jason Canoy of the Philippines in Cape Town on Saturday morning.

It was a day when Magwaca was granted a deserved respect for his strong chin, stamina and the ability to weather the onslaught of his flamboyant opponent.

If there is anything that won Canoy the sympathy of one judge, it would have to be his never say die attitude of surging forward in the face of being battered.

“Old Bone” lived up to the fans’ expectations, though, by ensuring that he kept in controls of the bout from the first gong.

In round six, some held their breath, expecting the referee to stop the fight in the face of a barrage from Magwaca to his opponent, even landing him against the ropes with a flurry of punches.

It was not to be, and Canoy soldiered on.

The judges’ score cards were to be consulted after an hour of an action packed boxing match.

Two judges gave the fight to Magwaca while one judge shocked the crowd when he gave the fight to Canoy by one point.

The judges’ score cards read as follows: Clifford Mbelu 117-112, Darryl Ribbink 114-115, and Edward Marshall 117-110.

In the main supporting bout Bukiwe Nonina played as if she was sparring with Magwaca in preparation of the match.

She used her ring craft and combination punches to beat Alexis Graf by a unanimous points decision to win the WBF female version of the bantamweight title.

Other result for the day were Vusumzi Tyatyeka, who won by a technical knockout (TKO) in the third round against Aphiwe Myoyo.

Emile Kalakuze also won by a technical knockout in the fourth round against Mzwamadoda Mjacu.

Mnikelo Ndema won by a points decision against Mbulelo Dyani.

Tapiwe Jaravaza also won by a points decision against Bongani Mbiko.

Marios Matamba won by a technical knockout in the second round against Siphenathi Qampi.

Thembani Mbangatha won by a TKO in round two against Mzukisi Mpinda. Anathi Hela lost on points to Onke Khanzi. The tournament was staged by Amandla Boxing Promotion and Lyon Promotions.


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