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, October 3rd, 2017

Bam Back with a Bang

Sinethemba Bam took five rounds to win against veteran Simo Mbande. Bam was ahead on points when Simo Mbande seemed to have strained a muscle during an exchange of blows. Mbande seemed to have hurt his right ar... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Thursday, September 14th, 2017

22 September 2017, Hope Street

MAXIM BOXING PROMOTION PROFESSIONAL Hope street Hall 22 SEPTEMBER 2017 Cape Town FIGHT CARD 1.International Fight Lazola Jikazana (SA)vs Edward Nyamwanda(Tanz) (Bantamweight) 4x 2.International Fight Tawanda Ch... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, September 11th, 2017

FEATHERWEIGHT

FEATHERWEIGHT   57.15  kg SA Champion – Azinga Fuzile EC ( SA, WBC In Youth, International Boxers Ibf Africa) based in SA won title : 30/09/2016 last defense: 30/07/2017 International – Tshifiwa M... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, September 11th, 2017

JUNIOR FEATHERWEIGHT 55.34 kg

JUNIOR FEATHERWEIGHT SA Champion, ABU & Ibf International  – Ludumo Lamati ( SA & Abu ) won title :30/04/2017 International Boxers Alexander Cambinga    ZIM 1 Innocent Mantegu KZN Ibf Afr 2 Bo... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, September 11th, 2017

JUNIOR BANTAMWEIGHT 52.16 kg

JUNIOR BANTAMWEIGHT SA Champion – Lindile Tshemese (EC) International Boxers won title: 2015/11/27 last defense: 30/07/2017 based in SA IBO World champion – Gideon Buthelezi (MP) 1 Sabelo Nqebinyana... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, September 11th, 2017

JR FLYWEIGHT 48.99 kg

Jr FLYWEIGHT SA Champion – Bongani Silila (EC) International Boxers won title: 30/09/2012 based in SA last defense: 11/12/206 IBO World champion- Hekkie Budler (GP) 1 Luyanda Nkwankwa WC 2 Mpho Seforo GP ... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, September 11th, 2017

FLYWEIGHT 50.8 kg

FLYWEIGHT SA Champion & Wbo Afr – Thembelani Nxoshe (EC) International Boxers won title : 30/09/2016 based in SA last defense: 30/07/2017 IBO World champion – Moruthi Mthalane (KZN) 1 Nhlanhhla ... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, September 11th, 2017

MINI – FLYWEIGHT 47.63

MINI – FLYWEIGHT SA Champion & Wba P/A Sphamandla Baleni (EC) International Boxers won title: 29/07/2016 last defense : 28/07/2017 based in SA IBO World champion – Simphiwe Khonco (EC) 1 D-Jay K... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, September 11th, 2017

JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT 58.97 kg

JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT SA Champion  – Phila Mpontshana   EC International Boxers won title : 2016/12/16 based in SA last defense : 03/09/2017 International – Lusanda Komanisi     EC International... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, September 11th, 2017

LIGHTWEIGHT 61.23 kg

LIGHTWEIGHT SA Champion   – Thompson Mokwana (GP) International Boxers won title : 2017/06/16 based in SA last defense : International – Xolani Ndongeni (EC) Tapiwe Jerevaza ZIM 1 Prince Dlomo GP ... Read more »