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 Monday, August 14th, 2017

11 August, Hope street results

Super Welterweight 6rds Emile Kalekuzi (CPT) vs Mzoxolo Dyani(East London) Kalekuzi TKO 2 BANTAMWEIGHT 6rds Mnikelo “Bompie”Ndema (K’litsha) vs Thembani Semani(East London): Ndema TKO 3 Junio... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Friday, August 11th, 2017

06 August 2017, Mecca Boxing Promotions

Jr Featherweight: Lunga Fuzani D 6/6 Lihle Gingxana. Judges scores: 38-39, 39-37, 38-38   Mini Flyweight: Asanele Zazini W 4/4 Azile Nkwankwa     Flyweight: Simnikiwe Combo W UD 10/10  Nkosikhon... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Orient Crowd treated to exciting Boxing

On Sunday the 30 July 2017 the ever electric East London Orient Theatre arena was set alight by three South African title defenses and 7 bouts. One of those defenses featured Cape Town’s Toto Helebe who has n... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Friday, July 28th, 2017

Cape Town Boxing pair to fight in East London

Two of Cape Town’s best boxing exports will be competing in east London on two different tournaments this upcoming weekend. The duo is Guguletu’s Toto Helebe who will be defending his national bantamweight ... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, July 24th, 2017

Title Fights Feast in East London

6 title fights at stake this weekend. Of the 6 titles one will be a fully-fledged IBO World Title, 2 IBF inter – continental titles, and 4 South African titles. Convention Centre, East London Gedeon Buthe... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Thursday, July 13th, 2017

BoxingSA’s July Ratings

HEAVYWEIGHT SA Champion Vacant International Boxers based in SA Last defense Kilola Lubika Didier DRC Kizito Ruhamnye DRC 1 Ruann Visser GP Abu South Vladyslav Sirenko UKRAINE 2 Osborne Machimani LP Elvis Moyo ... Read more »
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 »