Thrilling boxing action back in the South

TAKE THAT BLOW: Jarred Silverman gave good account of himself in his fight against Zenzele Ntanzi in the welterweight fight winning by TKO. Photo: Annette van Schalkwyk

THERE was no luck for the golden boy of development boxing as he vied to capture the South African junior lightweight title.

Fighting out of the Harold Volbrecht gymnasium in Boksburg, Lucky Monyembane had a mountain to climb when he challenged the Eastern Cape’s Phila Mpontshona for his SA junior welterweight crown. Credit to the Volbrecht team who took Monyembane from the outskirts of Hammanskraal and honed his boxing skills to be able to fight for a SA title. But this was one hurdle too far for the Golden Gloves Promotions development boxer and he bravely went on to put forward a good fight against a more mature Mpontshona.

IN TROUBLE: Michael Mokoena from the Box Office dispersed of Tebogo Malose to capture the Gauteng junior welterweight title.
Photo: Annette van Schalkwyk

The Eastern Cape boxer held on to his crown defeating his opponent by a TKO in the 11th round 1:33 after referee Tony Nyangiwe stopped the fight.

The Trilogy boxing festival presented by Unleashed Sport Events, took place on September 3 at the Portuguese Hall. Boxing was brought back to the South and included the hosting of a mammoth ten bouts which included the SA and Gauteng title fights.

Box Office, Michael Mokoena stepped up to the occasion when he dispersed of Tebogo Malose to capture the Gauteng junior welterweight title in a ten-round thriller. Mokoena didn’t experience any problems with Tebogo Malose following the advice of his trainer, Anton Gilmore, to the book. He won by TKO in the ninth round 2:40 to bring the Gauteng title to the South.

SPOT ON: Jarred Silverman from the No Mercy gymnasium is spot on with his punches to Zenzele Ntanzi in their welterweight fight.
Photo: Annette van Schalkwyk

The much anticipated international bout lived up to the expectations when Clement Kamaga, DRC, outclassed Limbani Chipaka from Malawi in the junior welterweight division over ten rounds. Kamaga won by TKO in round six 1:29. Kamanga, who is the brother of Paul, fought out of the Lionel Hunter gymnasium and is a prospect to follow in the future. Jarred Silverman from the South took full honours against Zenzele Tantsi out boxing him from round one. Silverman who fights under the watchfull eye of Gert Strydom from the No Mercy gymnasium worked down Tantsi with good blows to the body. He went on to win by TKO in the third round 0:03 of a six rounder.

GOOD DISPLAY: Giving a good display of women’s boxing were Lillian Molala and Shayvonne Pattison in their heavyweight bout.
Photo: Annette van Schalkwyk

The pugilists were also treated to an excellent display of women boxing when Shayvonne Pattison from Ireland and the Box Office took on local, Lillian Molala. Pattison and Molala gave good accounts of themselves and a draw was announced by the judges in the heavyweight fight over four rounds.

In the opening bout of the day Riffimelo Chikwambane won by TKO in the fourth round 1:35 against Jose Mutombo in the light welterweight fight. Raymond Kapula and Junior Assoya drew in the junior welterweight fight over six rounds.

Bongani Mahlangu won his bout against Asaphe Ntshili in the junior featherweight fight over six rounds by a unanimous point’s decision 58/55, 59/54, 57/56. Layton Gloss scored his first win in the professional ranks also by a split decision from the judges against Nkululeko Mnisi in the junior bantamweight fight over four rounds 39/37, 38/38, 37/38. In the junior lightweight bout a draw was announced between Paul Mangxilana and Nyiko Ndukula.

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Annette van Schalkwyk

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