Baba gives fans 12-hour treat

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Allen Khu­malo Sports Re­porter

BU­L­AWAYO box­ing fans were treated to 12 ex­cit­ing bouts in a Bu­l­awayo Am­a­teur Box­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (Baba) tour­na­ment held at Mathon­isa Beer Gar­den in Mpopoma on Satur­day. Box­ers from Nketa, Loben­gula, Sikhulile, Bu­l­awayo West, Head­quar­ters 1 Brigade, Gweru and Gwanda fought in var­i­ous weight di­vi­sions.

Baba vice-chair­man Ezwell Ndlovu said the tour­na­ment was a great op­por­tu­nity for clubs to pre­pare for fu­ture bouts.

“We had a great tour­na­ment as box­ing fans came in their num­bers to watch some of Bu­l­awayo’s top box­ers in ac­tion. Gweru and Gwanda also sent their box­ers, which made the tour­na­ment even more in­ter­est­ing as box­ers had a chance to test them­selves against pugilists from other towns.

‘‘I just hope all the par­tic­i­pants took this op­por­tu­nity to pre­pare for other com­pe­ti­tions and to stay in shape,” said Ndlovu. In the light­weight divi­sion, Takawira Mu­tonga from Nketa beat Kelvin Mukand­ab­vute of Gweru on points.

An­other Nketa boxer, Zibu­siso Ny­oni, also won on points against Loben­gula’s Divine Jiyani. Bu­l­awayo West’s Fu­ture Moyo beat Michael Shoko from Loben­gula on points.

In the wel­ter­weight cat­e­gory, Anesu Mu­tum­bane from Nketa knocked out Sikhulile’s Gift Tapela, while Marko Sibanda from HQ1 won on points against Free­dom Dube of Bu­l­awayo West. Bon­gani Ndlovu from Nketa beat Loben­gula’s Joseph Phiri on points — @khumza­llen.

Baba vice-chair­man Ezwell Ndlovu

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