On Friday it took Toto Helebe 11 rounds to finish a fight with Siphosethu Mvula. That was 5 more rounds as the ones he had taken to finish Thabo Sishwana in August. The results of the fight did not matter if one was looking at both boxers’ resumes. Helebe has had a fight career that doubles that of Mvula both in a number of fights and a number of rounds on his odometer. Helebe has had 22 fights, 17 wins, 5 losses and has never drawn. More than half of Helebe’s wins were via TKO or KO on 9 occasions. On the other hand, the over ambitious Siphosethu Mvula’s record now stands at 9 Fights, 7 wins, 2 loses, with 5 of his wins via KOs. Mvula has only fought 60 rounds while Helebe boasts 103 rounds.
East London beef
One thing worthy of looking at is that Helebe fought five times against East London Boxers and only lost twice and the three he has won were all via technical knockouts. Amongst his victims from east London we can count IBO Featherweight champion Lusanda Komanisi TKO 3, Thabo Sihwane TKO 6 and Phumzile Matyhila KO 5. The two fights he has lost one via KO against Thabo Sonjica and the other via decision against Unathi Gqokoma were against Southpaw boxers.
Battle with Southpaws
Against the South paws Helebe seems to be battling quite a lot as we notice that in his five losses, four of those are against Southpaws. He has lost against Thabo Sonjica KO 1, Cleutus Mbele Decision 4, Unathi Gqokoma Decision 4, and Nceba Zozo Decision 4, all Southpaws, and has seemed relatively shocked when he was bombarded by Sonjica last June.
Lusanda Komanisi Defeated Rory Gaska KO 5 for IBO Fetaherweight belt, Mzinke Fana Won points 12 Sipho Taliwe for South African Lightweight belt, and Prospects Ludumo lamati and Azinga Fuzile also won via KOs.