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, March 11th, 2019

Lunga Sitemela has guns blazing for a title fight

Phillipi East’s son Lunga Sitemela had a public workout on Saturday in Phillipi Plaza near Crossroads. This was an unprecedented attempt to woo supporters back into the sport of Boxing. The crowds were am... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Battle Ready for Mbangatha, Radley and Mayala

Boxing returns to the mother city on the 22 February at the Wynberg Military Base with an event dubbed simply “Battle Ready”. Local favorite Thembani “Baby Jake” Mbangatha who defends his WBF Africa Str... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, January 14th, 2019

Helebe is Back

The 2019 Friday Fight Night Season kicks off at the iconic Castle of Good Hope on the 25th of January in Cape Town. The event follows on from the tournament staged at the same venue in December, where Emile Kal... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Azinga Fuzile Shuts Malcom Klassen in Four Rounds

In what was one of the most anticipated Sunday evenings in East London, Azinga ‘Goldenboy” Fuzile smashed Malcom Klassen in four rounds. Stone, as Klassen is known, gave his back to his opponent in ... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, September 10th, 2018

Gugs gang due for an international career launch

Toto Helebe will now focus all his attention to international competition. This was cleared when he shockingly vacated his Bantam weight national title without throwing a single punch. Toto announced that he is... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Tete in Line for His Second WBO Title Defence

On 21 April at around 08h30 pm in South Africa — This will be the second time that Zolani Tete puts his WBO Bantamweight title on the line. He will be trading leather with the veteran Argentinian Omar Andre... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Toto Helebe Retains His South African Title

In a one sided contest that was characterised by excessive holding from the challenger, Toto Helebe retained his title by Unanimous decision against Mbuelo Dyani. The fully packed East London crowd showed their... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Back to Square One for Helebhe

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 ... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

08 December, Orient Theatre, East London results

Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa bantamweight Mzuvukile Magwaca W UD 12/12 Immanuel Naidjala IBF Inter-Continental Bantamweight Title super bantamweight Lodumo Lamati W UD 12/12 Alexis Bo... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Friday, December 1st, 2017

Mbangatha and Radley Capture Continental WBF titles.

light heavyweight Nicholas Radley W KO 2/12 Makhosandile Zwengu featherweight Thembani Mbangatha W UD 10/10 Mayihlome Mjonono lightweight David Rajuili W TKO 1/6 Msindisi Sompondo cruiserweight Chamunorwa Gonor... Read more »