Sharadene Shinzo Fortuin Defends SA Title in Style

By Sinethemba Mandyoli    01-Jul-2015 13:19 UTC+02:00

In Khanyolwethu Primary on Sunday 28 June, Cape Town crowd was treated to the second Boxing tournament in the country this year. The Khanyolwethu Hall was full to its capacity and the Boxers in the ring did not disappoint.

Main bout: Shinzo, as Sharadene Fortuin is affectionately known, produced one of her best performances so far against a Port Elizabethan challenger Siphosethu Nxazonke. At stake it was Fortuin’s South African Female’s Junior Bantamweight title. It only took Fortuin 9 rounds to finish a one sided affair of the day. The referee, together with the opponent, shook their heads and waved the famous “Nomass” to call the fight off. Fortuin did not only show technical superiority and skill in this fight but she also showed that she can take the punch as she was also caught by a few punches from her opponent.

The main supporting bout was very disappointing when Vusumzi tyatyeka’s comeback fight against Sinovuyo Tayi was ruled a no contest at the end of round 5. The referee, Eddie Marshal, called off the fight when he failed to break up the fighters at the end of the round and they appeared to be fighting instead of Boxing. They were both disqualified for brawling and hitting after the bell.

In the Main Undercard Dalisizwe Komani won a split decision over 6 rounds against Luzuko Siyo. The judges scored the fight 59-55 58-56 59-58. The fight also had fans standing as the two boxers exchanged leather until the final round. Siyo from PE was later awarded a contract for the next tournament of the 18th of July in Thusong centre against Sabelo Ngebiyana. This was putting to doubt the judge’s decision, showing that he had won the fans and the promoters in Cape Town.

Undercard: Lazola Mjonono lost TKO round 1 to Siphosethu Ncisana, Anathi Hela Won points Lazola Jikazana.

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