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Nedzanani floors Myali and BSA's credibility

By unknown | Mar 19, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Bongani Magasela

Muvhuso Nedzanani reigned supreme at the Benoni Civic Centre on Friday night while boxing suffered yet another black eye.

The SA junior flyweight champion's stoppage of Thozamile Myali in 76 seconds tainted the already flawed credibility of BSA's sanctioning committee.

The Eastern Cape challenger, who had a poor CV of seven losses, five wins and a draw, should not have been in the ring for a title fight.

He went down from a body blow without throwing a single punch.

Their fight, which topped the jointly promoted Showtime Promotions and Ekurhuleni Metro bill, was a complete mismatch.

The sanctioning committee of BSA should not have approved Myali, whose rating at number seven remains questionable.

These disgraceful match-ups started on December 1 last year when Sabelo Mncwabe was approved to challenge Lucky Lewele for the SA welterweight belt.

Lewele knocked Mncwabe out with his first punch in 46 seconds. Then came Thulani Mkhwanazi, who challenged the vastly experienced Sam Malinga for the SA junior welterweight belt on February 23.

Mkhwanazi went down from a body punch in the first round. The fights were broadcast live on Blow by Blow.

Meanwhile in Benoni, three Baby Champions, welterweight Bongani Mwelase, light heavyweight Tshepang Mohale and lightweight Luyanda Jako, won vacant Gauteng titles.

Mwelase knocked out George Mapalakane in two rounds, Mohale pulverised Renier Dorfling in one and Myali outpointed Nicholas Modibeng. But those at ringside thought Modibeng had done enough to be crowned.

Marcel Japhta, another Baby Champion, beat the tough as nails Mandla Mncube in their featherweight clash that was scheduled for four rounds .

Zack Mwekasa stopped Nsitu Mbaya in one round to win the Democratic Republic of Congo derby earlier on.


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