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:

2001 UWC World Cup gold medal,
2002 SASSU Gold medal,
2002 SASSU Boxer of the tournament,
UWC 2002 Boxing Merit award,
2002 UWC Sports Full Colours Bursary award,
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 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 »
    By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Friday, December 1st, 2017

    Kalekuzi (10 -0) Remain unbeaten

    Pound4Pound Boxing Tournament-Results -24 November 2017 -14 Hope street Cape Town : 1 Welterweight 8rds Emile Kalekuzi(CPT)win on points-Lungisani Jikani(PE) 2 featherweight 6rds SimthembileLuzipho(East London)... Read more »
    By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

    24 November 2017, Wynberg Military Base

    Thembani “baby Jake” Mbangatha versus Mayihlome “Topper” Mjonono battling for the Vacant WBF Africa and Western Cape Featherweight titles. Mbangatha Has an unblemished record of 7 fights with no defea... Read more »
    By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

    24 November 2017, Hope Street

    9 knockouts specialist Emile Kalekuzi will fight Lungisa Jikani for a 8 rounds non-title fight. The DRC native has finished all his last 9 foes inside the distance and will face the biggest test of his career. ... Read more »
    By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

    Three tournaments in 1 weekend for Western Cape Boxing

    On Friday 24 Western Cape will witness an unprecedented move when 2 Professional Boxing tournaments will take place in the city. As if that is not enough another tournament is in Knysna the next day, Saturday 2... Read more »
    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 Monday, September 11th, 2017


    FEATHERWEIGHT 57.15 kg SA Champiom Khanyile Bulana 1 Lerato Dlamini WBC silver 2 Aphiwe Masangwana 3 Mfusi Maxhayi EC 4 Jeff Magagane WBA Pan 5 Toto Helebe ABU South 6 Thembani Mbangatha WC 7 Sithembele Luz... Read more »
    By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, September 11th, 2017


    JUNIOR FEATHERWEIGHT SA Champion Innocent Mantengu IBF Afr International Lodumo Lamati IBF inter 1. Ayabonga Sonjica (E) ABU South 2 Thatho Bonokoane WBF Africa Lihle Gingxana WC 4 Luthando Mbumbulwana EC 5 Asi... Read more »
    By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, September 11th, 2017


    JUNIOR BANTAMWEIGHT Champion Sabelo Nqebinyana IBO World champion Gideon Buthelezi M International Yanga Sigqibo EC Athenkosi Dumezweni 1 Lindile Tshemese EC 2 Sikho Nqothela GP WBA... Read more »