Philippi boxing tourney a thrilla

2016-12-08 06:01
 Matlala Komani will be in action.

Matlala Komani will be in action.

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Mzoli Tempi’s Lizani Events Company will be hosting a Boxing tournament on Sunday 11 December at the Philippi Sports Complex.

Many will remember Tempi as somebody who, at one stage, brought into Cape Town some of the best Boxers South Africa has ever produced.

This time, though, he did not even bother to stretch his arms when he decided to stage a developmental tournament headlined by mostly local pugilists.

Even though about eighty percent of the boxers that will be fighting in the tournament are trained in Cape Town, among them are also international boxers.

This event will act as a precursor to many tournaments next year.

The main bout features veteran fighter Dalisizwe Komani, who has been in the ring with the best of the best in the country, against Lwandile Phillip of Uitenhage.

Lwandile has faced quite a formidable opposition as a professional boxer from a small town.

He last fought in an incredible bout about a year ago against Mfundo Gwayana.

He has been in a 12 month hiatus, though.

The undercard is a highly anticipated fight between Welcome Mathe and Lunga Sitemela.

With only one fight behind his name, Lunga Sitemela is feared by most stables in his town such that he could be matched with the unknown, an outsider.

In his first fight Lunga won an impressive knockout against a well-known Cape Town boxer.

Asked to comment, promoter Mzoli Tempi said: “Lungs is being groomed to national championship. Komani is being revived, with the hope of fighting for another title next year. Foreigners are here to stay, so we are giving them a platform to showcase their talent.”

There are also four other bouts, in the Light Flyweight division is a 6 rounder between Phumlani Macanda and Mzwabantu Dabaza, Middleweight 6 rounds between Tony Mayala vs Nicholas Jooga, Cruiserweight 6 rounds between Mfundo Wongo vs Mark Kamba, and four rounds between Didier Nyembwe vs Chimorowa Gonorena.

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