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 what looked to be an eye socket crack. He was complaining of loss of vision on his right eye, which would have been caused by a left uppercut that dropped him. Such a victory for a young superstar Fuzile, announced his international arrival and that he is ready to dine with the big boys of the super featherweight. Fuzile has retired many local boxing stars in just 12 bouts. His list of victims include Mcbute Sinyabi, Adney Maluleka, Rofhiwa Maemu, Tshifiwa Munyai and now Malcom Klassen. All his victims have won 164 bouts combined.
The tournament was hosted by Terris Ntuthu’s Rumble Africa promotions, and Mr Ntuthu seems to be consistent in bringing the legendary Sunday afternoon boxing. In the late eighties and early nineties in South Africa Boxing used to be screened live on a Sunday afternoon when every family member was at home. Another positive was that Mr Ntuthu finally managed to bring a live broadcaster for his fights as this tournament was shown on Supersport. Supersport usually works with certain promoters but they have recently capitalized on the lack of vision from the public broadcaster and seem to attract more up and coming promoters. This is after the department of sport had invested money for boxing to be shown on SABC, only for the broadcaster to only show less than 10 live tournaments. Supersport does not give any excuses but rather funds and televises tournaments that are not funded by taxpayers monies.
In other bouts in this international standard tournament, Phila Mpontshane defended his South African super featherweight title over 12 rounds. Lerato “Lightsout” Dlamini won his IBF Continental Africa Featherweight title against Haidari Mchanjo. Hometown favourite Xolisile Voyi lost by a technical knockout in round 4 to Fikile Mlonyeni in the vacant WBO Africa title fight. Sivenathi Nontshinga Won TKO in round 9 against Tiesetse Modisadise. Siphosethu Mvula drew with Prince Dlomo. Luyanda Ntwanambi won TKO in round 2 over Morabedi Khotle.