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Thembelani Nxoshe

Bumper tournament in East London

Xaba Promotions and Events present a bumper tournament at the Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night featuring two South African title fights and two IBF Intercontinental fights. The tournament will be shown live on SS8 from 19:00 to 22:00 on Friday night.

Thembelani Nxoshe 19-6-1; 6 from Mdantsane defends his South African flyweight title against the No. 2 ranked Nhlanhla Ngamtwini of Duncan Village, who has a record of 13-1; 9 according to Boxrec.

Nxoshe made his pro debut on June 1, 2008 and beat Doctor Ntsele for the vacant South African flyweight title on November 7, 2007. However, Boxing SA did not recognise it as a title fight.

On September 30, 2016 Nxoshe won the vacant S.A flyweight title and WBO Africa title when he stopped Mfundo Gwayana in the sixth round.

In July this year he made a successful defence against Xolisi Voyi.

Ngamtwini has been fighting as a pro for more than five years and his only loss came against Simphiwe Khonco in December 2014 in a clash for the vacant IBO Intercontinental minimumweight title.


South African minimumweight champion Siphamandla Baleni 15-1-1; 6 makes the third defence of his title when he faces Xolisa Magusha who is listed at number two in the most recent Boxing SA ratings.

Baleni won the title when he outpointed Daluxolo Mancotywa on July 29, 2016 and has made successful defences against Thembani Okolo and Bangile Nyangani, both on points.


Promising South African junior-featherweight champion Lodumo Lamati 12-0-1; 8 defends his IBF Intercontinental junior-featherweight title against the experienced Alex Boureima Kabore 27-2; 7 from Burkino Faso. The only blot on Lamati’s record was a six-round draw against Cebo Ngema in July 2015.

Kabore made his professional debut on May 9, 2004 and his first loss was on his debut, and in 2016 he was outpointed by Rey Vargas (26-0) of Mexico in Mexico.

In the second IBF title fight former WBF bantamweight champion Mzuvikile Magwaca from Cape Town defends his IBF Intercontinental bantamweight title against the 33-year-old Immanuel Naidjala 23-3-1; 13 of Namibia.

Both records are taken from Boxrec.


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