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Mwelase's 2nd chance at crown

By Bongani Magasela | Aug 07, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

COMETH the hour, cometh the moment for talented fighters Bongani Mwelase, Kgotso Motau and Tshepang Mohale.

COMETH the hour, cometh the moment for talented fighters Bongani Mwelase, Kgotso Motau and Tshepang Mohale.

The trio must define their destiny tonight at Mangaung Indoor Centre, Bloemfontein.

Mwelase will fight Hungarian Attila Kovacs for the WBF junior middleweight belt, Motau and Mohale will fight each other for the SA super middleweight title.

Mwelase made fistic waves in 2007 by winning both the SA and WBC international welterweight belts in his 10th professional fight. But he is without the crown.

He vacated the WBC international belt and kept the national strap, which he relinquished last year after winning the WBF.

But Mwelase lost the WBF belt on the scales when he failed to make the required weight limit for his first defence against Ali Nuumbembe in November last year.

Mwelase fought for pride. He stopped the Namibian in the seventh round, but the belt remained vacant.

Mwelase is undefeated after 13 wins, with 12 KOs. His promoter Blacky Seoe and the Australia-based WBF have thrown this left-handed fighter from Soweto a second lifeline.

Motau, widely known as "Masterpiece", will defend against Mohale whom the left-handed champion stopped in the seventh round in their first clash in October last year.

That was Motau's 13th stoppage in 15 wins against two defeats. Mohale is, however, no pushover. He has six wins and two losses. These fights are part of Robs Promotions' seven-bout card.

Meanwhile, Mlungisi "The Shark" Dlamini will top the bill when he fights American Francisco Lorenzo while William "Dynamite" Gare will fight Mexican Rigoberto Alvares.

Lorenzo, who is nicknamed "El Ahogado", is a former WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation champion, while "Español", as Alvares is known, is a former WBC FECARBOX holder.

Dlamini and Gare will defend their lightweight and super middleweight belts respectively.

Dlamini will bid for his fourth defence, while Gare's bout will be his third.

The action begins at 7.30pm. Only the Dlamini-Lorenzo fight will be televised live on Blow by Blow at 10pm.


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