Box­ing sol­diers on de­spite BSA black eye

Triple bill of tour­neys to de­light fans of fistic sport

Sunday World - - Sport - By Bon­gani Ma­gasela

De­spite the re­cent spate of er­rors in judg­ment by the board of Box­ing SA, whose in­tegrity has been com­pro­mised, the sport con­tin­ues un­abated.

To il­lus­trate the above, pro­mot­ers Rod­ney Ber­man, Janie Gouws and Them­balethu Ntuthu will or­gan­ise three tour­na­ments in two prov­inces next Sun­day af­ter­noon.

Ber­man’s Golden Gloves will stage a de­vel­op­ment tour­ney at Em­per­ors Palace where Paul Mangx­i­lana will chal­lenge for the va­cant Gaut­eng ju­niorlightweight ti­tle.

Mangx­i­lana will face Lucky Monye­bane while Jab­u­lani Makhense will take on Gift Bholo for the va­cant Gaut­eng ju­nior-wel­ter­weight ti­tle.

Gouws’s 5th El­e­ment Box­ing Pro­mo­tions will stage an in­ter­na­tional tour­na­ment at Time Square, Men­lyn Park in Pre­to­ria, where SA-based Ukrainian Vla­dyslav Sirenko and Ro­ge­lio Omar Rossi of Ar­gentina will top the bill with a 12-rounder for the World Box­ing Fed­er­a­tion (WBF) cruis­er­weight ti­tle.

SA heavy­weight cham­pion Ruann Visser will face Luke Suther­land in a non-ti­tle fight, while Cle­ment Ka­manga will wel­come Vla­dyslav Bara­nov of Kiev in an in­ter­na­tional ju­nior­wel­ter­weight bout.

Ntuthu’s Rum­ble Africa Pro­mo­tions will stage a mul­ti­ple cham­pi­onship event at Ori­ent Theatre in East Lon­don where for­mer world ju­niorlightweight cham­pion Mal­colm Klassen’s legacy and pride will be tested against new­comer Azinga Fuzile.

In the same bill, Siphosethu Mvula will wel­come Prince Dlomo for the va­cant African Box­ing Union (ABU) Sadc light­weight ti­tle, while Ler­ato Dlamini will wel­come Tan­za­nian Haidaro Mchanjo for the va­cant IBF Africa feath­er­weight ti­tle.

Sive­nathi Nontshinga and Ti­isetso Modisad­ife will fight for the va­cant ABU ju­nior-fly­weight ti­tle while Phila Mpontshana should re­tain his na­tional light­weight ti­tle against An­thony Moloisane.

Ac­tion in all three tour­na­ments will be­gin at 2pm.

/ An­to­nio Muchave

Mal­colm Klassen

/ Gallo Im­ages

Ruann Visser

/ Gallo Im­ages

Paul Mangx­i­lana

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