BCMM Gains two more Boxing World Champs
By Andisiwe Mali
Xolisani Ndongeni and Makazole Tete are the latest in list of world champions from the Buffalo City Metro. They together with Mxolisi Nombewu from Gauteng province won three IBO titles that were on the line in their respective divisions in a bill staged at Orient Theatre on August 30, 2014.
The opening bout of the fight night saw Zola Charlie successfully defending his EC bantamweight against Mcedi Yokose in a fight that Charlie dominated from the first round. Yokose tried to take the fight to the champion but it was not to be his night. After the fight a confident Charlie said, “I expected victory in this fight because I worked hard in preparing for the fight, I fought this guy before and I defeated him so I came in this fight with the upper hand.
First to receive world honors was Mxolisi Nombewu who defeated Xolani Radi in their IBO bantamweight clash. Nombewu said, “I said I was going to surprise boxing fans, my technical knockout was what I meant.
“I am ready for anyone ,thanks to my coaching staff including my coaches ubaba uSiphiwo and Themba Zulu,” adds the champ.
The vacant IBO International flyweight produced a cracker as WBA Pan African champion, South African champion, Makazole Tete, cracked Xola Sifama in one minute 45seconds in the first round with a straight right on the chin taking his record to 11 wins (KO 8), no loss and one draw in 12 professional fights.
A buoyant Tete said, “I feel very happy about my win tonight, if there is one sad thing about boxing it has to be the disappointment of preparing for months for a fight but losing in few minutes into the fight.
“Coming onto to the fight surely I expected to win but not in this fashion, it just show the amount of work I’ve done coming to this fight,” he added.
In the main bout of the fight bill, undefeated Xolisani Ndongeni went up against veteran Patrick Malinga for the vacant IBO lightweight title.
Malinga went into the fight the more experienced boxer having beging professional boxing since in the late 90’s. Whilst his opponent for the night, Duncan Village protégé recently turned pro in 2010. Experience mattered as stopping Ndongeni would proved no easy feat down to last round leaving the matter in the judges hands. The judges scored it scored; 114-111 apiece and 117-107 in favor of Ndongeni.
The bill was staged by Zulu Consortium of; TZ Boxing Promotions, Zulu Boxing Promotions and Sakhisizwe Boxing Promotions.