Back to Square One for Helebhe


By Sinethemba Mandyoli    15-Feb-2018 17:11 UTC+02:00

After the destruction of Cebo Ngema, Toto Helebhe had become one of the most sought after boxing commodities in South Africa. Unfortunately his success was cut short by a stabbing incident in which he suffered a wound back in September.

After consulting with his team, Helebhe has agreed to go to what is regarded as a tuneup fight against a prospect Mbulelo Dyani before he resumes his international campaign. Mbulelo Dyani has been quoted to be challenging Helebe in his previous two fights and the champion has obliged.

Toto was due to fight in Kazakstan back in December 2017 but the fight was cancelled. When asked about why he took a fight in another country, Helebhe said, “This is a perfect opportunity for a comeback in the world stage as my opponent will not know and exploit my accident setback”. He also made it clear that he had lost the same belt against Gemino two years ago and recapturing it would have secured him a favourable spot to challenge Rian Bannet for the WBA super Bantamweight belt. It is more like back to square one for the Gugs Gang.

Helebhe has also clarified that he is comfortable making the Bantamweight division and he is looking to clean the division in South Africa one more time. One of the reasons Helebhe is fighting Dyani is to once more impress Rumble Africa promotion and show them that he is ready for international stage.

One issue that Helebhe seems to want to quickly forget is that of the stabbing incident as he seems to avoid talking and mentioning it in his interviews. This is due to the fact that he knows how much opportunities he has missed while having to nurse the wound.


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