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Mvelase could have written a new chapter in his career with his demolition job on Page Tshesane

By unknown | Jan 22, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Bongani Magasela

Bongani Magasela

Bongani "Cyclones" Mwelase, the hammer-fisted left hander, could have boxed his way to a national title fight against Lucky Lewele when he won the Baby Champs belt on Friday.

Mwelase, who pulverised Page Tshesane into submission in less than two minutes of the first round of the tournament at West Driefontein mine in Carletonville, is undefeated after six professional fights.

Five of them ended in less than a minute but Tshesane, who kissed the canvas on the echo of the bell, lasted a little longer. He was saved from more brutality in a minute and 21 seconds.

Loyiso Mtya, Boxing SA's public relations officer, said Lewele's trainer Nick Durandt said if Mwelase won the Baby Champs they would accommodate him in Lewele's defence of the welterweight belt.

Mwelase has been breathing down Lewele's neck.

Fifteen other dreams were fulfilled while others were shattered in the last leg of BSA's development programme.

All provinces were represented and miners, who gained free entry, witnessed 43 rounds of non-stop fierce but impressive action.

None of the 15 bouts ended in controversy. Eight knockouts were recorded and the seven other bouts went the scheduled four rounds.

Gauteng produced six champions in the ring while the seventh title- holder, Tshepang Mohale, won by a walkover.

Eastern and Western Cape ended up with three champions each, while Free State, Limpopo and North West each produced a champion.

KwaZulu Natal and Mpumalanga went back home empty-handed.


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