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, September 11th, 2017

    JR FLYWEIGHT 48.99 kg

    Jr FLYWEIGHT SA Champion Nhlanhla Tyhira EC IBO, champion- Hekkie Budler IBF Champion Dee-Jay Kriel 1. Nkosinathi Joyi EC WBF All Africa 2 Sivenathi Nontshinga GP 3 Bongani Silila WC 4 Mpho Seforo GP 5 Tiietso ... Read more »
    By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, September 11th, 2017

    FLYWEIGHT 50.8 kg

    FLYWEIGHT SA Champion Jackson Chauke IBF champion Moruthi Mthalane 1 Fikile Mlonyeni ABU South 2 Luyanda Ntwanambi WBO Africa 3 Thabang Ramagole GP 4 Xolisile Voyi FS 5 Phumelele Cafu EC 6 Sihle Jelwana F 7 Zol... Read more »
    By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, September 11th, 2017

    MINI – FLYWEIGHT 47.63

    MINI – FLYWEIGHT SA Champion Xolisa Magusha IBO champion Simphiwe Khonco International: Dee-Jay Kriel  WBC Inter 1 Siphamandla Baleni WBO Africa 2 Bangile Nyangani EC 3 Ayanda Ndulani EC 4 Sibusiso Bandl... Read more »
    By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, September 11th, 2017

    LIGHTWEIGHT 61.23 kg

    LIGHTWEIGHT SA Champion Ayanda Nkosi (G) WBA Pan A WBF Champion Xolani Ndongeni 1.        Michael Mokoena (G) 2. Siphosethu Mvula EC 3 Thompson Mokwana GP 4 Kabelo Bhikitsha GP 5 Phumelele Sobahle EC 6 Xoli... Read more »
    By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, September 11th, 2017

    JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT 58.97 kg

    JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT SA Champion Phila Mpontshana International Azinga Fuzile EC 1.                         Sibusiso Zingange GP 2.                      Lunga Stimela WC 3 Koos Sibiya L 4 ... Read more »
    By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, September 11th, 2017

    HEAVYWEIGHT

    SA champion: Ruann Visser (G) WBA Pan Af Last def: Jun 19 1 Tian Fick (W) 2 Joshua Pretorius (K) 3 Justice Siliga (G) 4 Luke Sutherland (G) 5 Johnny Muller (G)

    By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, September 11th, 2017

    MIDDLEWEIGHT 72.57 kg

    MIDDLEWEIGHT SA Champion Walter Dlamini Interim champion 1 Ayanda Mthembu KZN 2  Yanga Phetani WC 3 Snamiso Ntul KZN 4 Wade Groth GP 5 Fernando Rodriguez GP 6 John Bopape GP 7 Ricky Tshabalala         GP ... Read more »
    By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, September 11th, 2017

    JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT 69.85 kg

    JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT SA Champion Nkululeko Mhlongo 1 Boyd Allen GP 2 France Ramabolu FS 3 Simon Dladla KZN 4 Brandon Thysse GP 5 Linda Ntshingila GP 6 Roarke Knapp GP 7 Cowin Ray GP 8 9 10 Provincial Champions ... Read more »
    By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, September 11th, 2017

    SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT 76.2 kg

    SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT SA Champion Rowan Campbell GP 1 Ryno Liebenberg GP 2 3 4 Provincial Champions – Makhasonke Zwengu (EC). Renson Hobyane (LP) Watchlist SA Boxers based Abroad Morgan Jones GP/UK

    By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, September 11th, 2017

    WELTERWEIGHT 66.68 kg

    WELTERWEIGHT SA Champion Mziwoxolo Ndwayana IBO Champion Thulani Mbebge 1  Uyanda Nogogo EC 2 Onke Duku GP 3 Tsiko Mulovhedzi Lim 4 Tebogo Molose GP 5 Humbulani Flint Mdletse KZN 6 Odwa Gaxa EC 7 Tristan Trute... Read more »