Sinethemba Mandyoli


Sinethemba Mandyoli

Occupation: Freelance Boxing writer, Analyst and Fan

Motto: The safest place that a Boxer will ever be is the centre of the ring. Anywhere else Boxers feel unsafe because they dedicate their lives to fighting.

Sinethemba started boxing at a tender age of 12 when he was introduced by Mr Khalipha. His family was against the sport but he managed to fight 15 fights between 1993 and 2003. He would have to quit boxing after every year and go back again when he felt the need until when he quit for good in 2003 after a devastating loss in the South Africa Students Sports Union (SASSU) championships.

His notable participation in the boxing ring were in 2001 and 2002 where he was representing the University of the Western Cape on National and provincial tournaments. In those years, he got the following honours:

  1. 2001 UWC World Cup gold medal,
  2. 2002 SASSU Gold medal,
  3. 2002 SASSU Boxer of the tournament,
  4. UWC 2002 Boxing Merit award,
  5. 2002 UWC Sports Full Colours Bursary award,
  6. and nomination to represent South Africa in the Boxing Zone 13 Tournament (Southern Africa region).

In 2003 he had to battle with both academic load and boxing challenges such that he lost his title via a second round stoppage to SivuyileNgwevela in the 2003 SASSU Boxing championships. He had to finally lay his gloves down and focus on his academic life.

Ironically in 2013, 10 years later after he had stopped boxing, he joined The Public News Hub and started a boxing news category. He is now a boxing columnist and reports on matches in South Africa and worldwide. His participation on social networks, media and live coverage of Boxing will help to bring boxing back to where it belongs as a national sport in South Africa.

Published Articles
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Helebe to have fourth title defence

Lizani Events with Supersport will host a Republic of South Africa Bantamweight title fight. The fight will see Cape Town’s Toto Helebe up against Cebo Ngema of Gauteng. Both fighters having fought twice in ... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

No April Fool’s Day for Magwaca as he is Crowned the New World Champion

In the early hours of Saturday 01 April 2017 around 01h45 am, Mzuvukile was crowned the new WBF Bantamweight champion after scoring a Split decision win against Jason Canoy of Philippines. Before the match litt... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Boxing was the biggest winner in the 2016 Boxing South Africa awards

Last weekend Durban was the place to be for the fight fans as we witnessed the South African Boxing awards resurfacing after 7 years. This year marked the beginning of the new era in Boxing with Tsolofelo Letja... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, January 16th, 2017

Fortuin Nominated for Female Boxer of the Year

For the first time in the history of Cape Town boxing, there will be a candidate from Cape Town who is nominated for Female Boxer of the year and female fight of the year at the same time. In the Boxer of the y... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Fuzile Wins SA Title while BAM Wins IBF Youth Title

On Friday 30 September South African Boxing bread new blood. It was the breath of Fresh air as Azinga Fuzile broke Willie Towel’s record of winning the SA title belt with the least fights. Fuzile outpoint... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

THE X-FACTOR 2 – “THE Breakout!!”

Friday night, the 16th of September Cape Town’s two leading boxing Promotional Teams, DUMA BOXING EVENTS (Vuyani Nogaga) & INSANE BOXING PRMOTIONS (Cammy Fernandez & Savva Savvas) join hands in bringi... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, June 20th, 2016

IEC up to no good and they know it – PAC

There is something clearly amiss in the train of thought of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) management, and their hasty decision to exclude the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania from the Local Govern... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, April 4th, 2016

Tribute to Former PAC President Mlamli Clarence Makwetu

On the 1st of April we received the sad news of the passing of former PAC president and struggle icon Mlamli Makwetu. Mlamli Clarence Makwetu “Ufafa olude” (the tallest), as he was popularly known b... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, October 19th, 2015

Toto Helebe Victorious in a WBA Interim Title Fight

On Friday it took Toto Helebe 11 rounds to finish a fight with Siphosethu Mvula. That was 5 more rounds as the ones he had taken to finish Thabo Sishwana in August. The results of the fight did not matter if on... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Thursday, October 1st, 2015

PAC Pays Tribute to Gen Xolile Ngxabane Former Member of APLA High Command.

Gen Xolile Ngxabane, affectionately captured as JJ was born on the 08th-August -1949 in East London. He is the son of the late Marhafu and Bhina Ngxabane. He assumed his primary education at Davies Primary Scho... Read more »