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Cape Town’s boxing duo in contention for Premier Boxing league’s top honours

By Sinethemba Mandyoli    29-Jan-2015 07:11 UTC+02:00

The premier Boxing league sees Toto Helebe and Mzuvukile Magwaca up for their divisional prices in the PBL Finale. The competition has a million rands for the all-round winner and two hundred thousand rand for winners of each of the four divisions. The winner of the million rand price and the divisional winners will be decided this Sunday 01 February 2015. The venue for the tournament will be none other than the Mecca of South African Boxing in East London’s historic Orient Theatre. Dicksy Nqula confirmed on Wednesday that it is all systems go for the much anticipated “Grand Finale” of the PBL. The unfortunate part is that the public broadcaster will not show the tournament.

Cape Town had 4 Boxers competing in all 4 divisions and they brought competition to the PBL. At the moment Mzuvukile “Old Bones” Magwaca has a single win and a single draw in his division and currently has 22 points in the PBL leaderboard followed by Mfundo Gwayana at 21 points. If he beats Mfundo Gwayana’s challenge and win he stands a very good chance topping the flyweight division. Magwaca is younger than Gwayana but holds more accolades and ring craftsmanship than him. Another fight in the division will see a hot substitute Mzwabantu Dabaza fighting Makazole Tete. The points in this division are Magwaca 22, Gwayana 21, Tete 18, Sityatha 7 and Dabaza 8.

Meanwhile Bantamweight division’s Toto Helebe and Thabo Sishwane will face Cleutus Mbele and Innocent Matengu to decide who wins the Bantamweight’s division. Thabo Sishwane having won against Toto Helebe is set to face a little know but dangerous Innocent Matengu while Toto Helebe faces Cleutus Mbele. Mbele is yet to have a single win in the whole competition and is less likely to pose any challenge to a much hungrier and dangerous Helebe. On the Bantamweight’s leaderboard Helebe has 23 points, Thabo Sishwane 19, Matengu 17, and Mbele only 13.

The featherweight Lwando Molwana fights Aphiwe Mboyiya. The fight is seen by many as a battle of the prima donna. Both Aphiwe and Lwando’s careers are affected by their outside the ring behaviour but everyone agrees that their skill and ring presence is promising. Lwando Molwana lost both his last two fights while Mboyiya had a win and a draw. The winner of the division will however be decided by Oscar Chauke v Macbute Sinyabi. Sinyabi has high hopes of winning the million rand price if Ndongeni loses by a high margin to Tyatyeka. The points in the featherweight division are Sinyabi 39, Chauke 21, Mboyiya 20, and Molwana 2.

Other matches of the tournament will be a Decider of the Million rand price between Cape Town’s Vusumuzi Tyatyeka fighting the current leader Xolisani Ndongeni from East London. This is a Lightweight division’s contest. Xolisani Ndongeni is the most dangerous Boxer in the competition and holds 51 points for having scored a win and a first round Knockout. Having never suffered a loss in 16 fights the youngster is already a two time division champion. Tyatyeka has 26 points and will be fighting to redeem himself and avenge his feloow lightweight compatriots that have suffered defeats to Nomeva. Bokolo and Fourie have already finished their campaighns and stand no chance of winning the division as it is left to Tyatyeka and Nomeva on the last day. This division’s points are Ndongeni 51, Bokolo 29, Tyatyeka 26, and Fourie 19.





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