Major boxing bill to be held in U’hage

2015-04-30 15:17
andlt;Heavyweight rated boxer Unathi Jacobs of KwaNobuhle will go down to his comfortable Cruiserweight to challenge SA Champion Deon Coetzee of Gauteng. 
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andlt;Heavyweight rated boxer Unathi Jacobs of KwaNobuhle will go down to his comfortable Cruiserweight to challenge SA Champion Deon Coetzee of Gauteng. Photo: heilie combrinck

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Nelson Mandela Bay will witness a major boxing tournament for the first time in years when Mbulelo Mfama of KwaNobuhle presents Two International and an equal number of South African National Championship bouts on the same bill at the Uitenhage Indoor Sports Centre on 26 April.

Mfama’s Nyusa Boxing Promotions which also takes boxing back to the venue made popular by the great Vuyani Nene and Phumzile Madikane among others, the Indoor Sports Centre, will be upgraded from the development boxing promotions.

Mfama joins the big league of the calibre of Ayanda Matiti’s Xaba Boxing Promotions, Siphatho Handi’s Mamali Boxing Promotions and even Mzimasi Mnguni’s Eyethu Boxing Promotions when he takes local pugilists a step up the ladder, which could be the proverbial lion’s dens, to some.

Uitenhage’s Unathi Jacobs will challenge Gauteng’s Deon Coetzee’s SA Cruiserweight title in a fight that will see the duo also battling for the ownership of the vacant WBF Africa Championship over 12 rounds in the main attraction.

In the main supporting bout, Grahamstown’s Mziwoxolo Ndwayana, the Eastern Cape Welterweight titlist who is rated sixth in South Africa will exchange blows with PE’s boxing sensation and third ranked in SA, Anelisa Gungqisa, over 12 rounds.

This will be for the vacant WBF Africa Welterweight title.

In a fight that will hopefully steal the limelight, female boxer Nomampondomise Xotyeni, the only SA champion in the metro, will defend her title against Cape Town’s Bongiswa Silo in what is going to be their third meeting.

While Xotyeni won the three outfits outright, the most improved Silo believes she is going to be third-time-lucky.

Their fight will be over 10 rounds.

KwaNobuhle’s Makhosonke Zwengu will square off with DRC-born South African Super-middleweight champion Balimo Weliya of East London for the latter’s championship belt over over 12 rounds.

An upbeat Mfama said there would be four more exciting bouts to finish off his exciting bill.

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