Nd­wayana ready for SA ti­tle fight

Grocott's Mail - - SPORT - By LINDANI DONYELI

Gra­ham­stown pro­fes­sional boxer, Mzi­wox­olo Nd­wayana will be fight­ing for the South African ti­tle this week­end in Jo­han­nes­burg. “I am ready for the fight, I have been pre­par­ing for it,” said Nd­wayana.

“In the army there is no rain. I want to bring the ti­tle home,” said Nd­wayana who has been work­ing with Rhodes stu­dents and the Mil­i­tary Base box­ers.

Nd­wayana will be fight­ing Thu­lani Mbenge for the SA Wel­ter­weight Cham­pi­onship over 12 rounds.

The fight, which is one of the lead up fights to the IBO Cruis­er­weight World Ti­tle fight be­tween Youri Kalenga (France) and Kevin Ler­ena (SA) takes place at the Em­per­ors Palace to­mor­row (Satur­day 9 Sep­tem­ber). Nd­wayana says he is ready for Satur­day's fight but he is in pain with his life and liv­ing. “I dont have a house and I have two kids. I have ap­plied for the house. I can be happy if I can have it. My mother does not work and I come from dis­ad­van­taged home.

“I have brought the WBF ti­tle but that does not make any­thing bet­ter for me. I am hope­less to the Gra­ham­stown Mu­nic­i­pal­ity. But all this won’t make me lose the fight,” said Nd­wayana.

Ward 2 coun­cil­lor Rami Xonxa, pro­vided Nd­wayana with food sup­ple­ments to keep him strong for his fight. He took money out of his pocket to buy healthy food in order to keep the boxer strong. “I used to train his fa­ther,” said Xonxa.

The fight will be broad­cast live on SS9 from 7.30pm.

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