Helebe Successfully Defends his Title


By Sinethemba Mandyoli    04-Jun-2013 22:57 UTC+02:00
Mr Kalakoda and Helebe

Mr Kalakoda and Helebe

Last Friday many South Africans witnessed the legitimisation of Toto Helebe as a South African Bantam weight class champion.  He defended his SA Bantam weight title on points over 12 rounds; he however got a split decision. On the initial weigh in the champion battled to make the 53.4 but eventually got inside the Bantam weight limit.

This happened in what many termed as the Mandalay Bay resort of South Africa in Cape Sun hotel, last Friday 31 May. People were entertained to the now popular wine and dine affair and later entertained by some white collar boxing matchups followed by 3 national class boxing matches.

That particular championship was the record breaker as it was also accessible via a South African rendition of Pay per view in a company called Skyroomlive Sport. This meant that those who could not afford to be in Cape Town on that particular day had the liberty to watch the match live via satellite.

Meanwhile there was too much action all over the country, and one notable one was that of Toto’s friend Nkosana Sobethu losing by TKO to Lusanda Komanisi whom is the number one contender for the featherweight division. This now means if Toto moves up the division he will now face Lusanda Komanisi whom he once knocked out in round 3 4 years ago.

What was interesting though on Facebook the fourth ranked Mfusi Maxhayi appeared to be calling out Toto when he said “come Toto I am waiting for you to give me my things”. Mfusi Maxhayi has a 53 per cent KO rate while Toto has a 61 percent.


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