First class boxing booked for fest
First class boxing is on the cards during the Mossel Bay Sport and Recreation Festival.
On Saturday, 13 October two promising boxers from Mossel Bay - Bulelani Ngondeka and Mbulelo Gubula - who both turned professional early this year, will show their talent in front of their home crowd.
Plettenberg Bay boxer Unathi "Golden Boy" Mndwana will fight for the vacant Western Cape junior bantamweight title against Ntandozo Dliwako from Cape Town. The current Western Cape junior flyweight champion Nwabisile Colani will also feature on the bill.
Well-known boxing promotor and coorganiser David Faas said, "I'm extremely excited about the forthcoming tournament and invite fans and aspiring boxers from as far east as the Tsitsikamma to organise their transport and other arrangements in good time.
"Companies are urged to buy tickets for their employees. The bouts on 13 October will be a rebuilding process to close the gap that was left by the late Mossel Bay boxing promoter Terrence Majeke Ndanda."
Faas added that since Ndanda’s passing, boxing had not featured much on the Garden Route sporting calendar. "Whatever you do, don’t miss next Saturday’s Boxing Explosion, which will feature the biggest clashes in the square ring to be seen in the area in months."
The action takes place at Imekhaya Primary School from 18:00 and admission is R50 a head.
Call Faas (064 057 1459) to enquire about tickets or for sponsorship information and contact the Mossel Bay boxers’ manager and trainer, Phillip Goodger (083 575 7571 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you can help with kit.
Mossel Bay boxers Bulelani Ngondeka (left) and Mbulelo Gubula will go head to glove in their first bouts as professionals on 13 October. At the back are (from left) trainer/manager Phillip Goodger, trainers Simpiwe Qatu and Mncedisi Nqekeza, trainer and former WBF international middleweight champ Xolani Ngemntu and boxing promoter David Faas.