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I'm nobody's stepping stone - Mukondeleli

By Bongani Magasela | Oct 18, 2016 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Ring veteran Charity "Fire" Mukondeleli has warned that he is nobody's stepping stone.

He was talking ahead of his Sunday afternoon bout against comeback kid Percy "Cool Guy" Mkhize at Blairgowrie Recreation Centre in Randburg, Johannesburg.

Mkhize - who is trained by Alan Toweel Junior in Cresta - returns to action after tasting defeat to unheralded foe Mpho Seforo in July.

Boxing promoter Sandile Xaka and Toweel enjoy a cordial relationship. Mukondeleli feels that they chose him as cannon fodder for Mkhize.

Mukondeleli, from Thohoyandou in Limpopo, last fought in August last year when he was stopped in two rounds by Morapedi Khotle (who is now his stablemate at Westside Boxing Academy of trainer Bernie Pailman in Johannesburg).

The 38-year-old veteran warned: "Alan sees me as a soft target for his boy but I will upset them. I am nobody's stepping stone. I have fought champions like Phathutshedzo Nemukongwe, Muvhuso Nedzanani and Hekkie Budler to lose to Percy. To tell you the truth, if I lose to Percy then I am packing up; done with boxing.

"That is how confident I am going into this fight." Mukondeleli has been around since 1999 and boasts nine wins against 10 losses.

Mkhize's loss to Seforo was at the same venue for Sunday afternoon's tournament. Seforo, who is trained by retired boxer Pius "Mr Hercules" Dipheko in Kagiso, was also taken as a stepping stone.

Toweel was so confident of victory that he even said he would get a provincial title fight for Mkhize before December.

But Seforo upset those plans.

Mkhize, rated No 5 in the flyweight division, must get back to winning ways.

Toweel's other charge, Christopher "Tyson" Monyai, will be in action against Congolese Fortune Muyumba in a junior middleweight bout.

Monyai gave a spirited performance against tough-as-nails Nigerian Dennis Mbat over eight rounds in July.

Fan favourite Hloni "Super Star" Maboko will take on Anthony Moloisane over four rounds in the junior lightweight class. Maboko is undefeated after four fights.

Moloisane returns to action after his second round knockout loss to Prince Dlomo in Kimberley in February.

There will be four more bouts and action will begin at 2pm.

lFormer SA 'non-white' heavyweight champion Ezrom "King Lodger" Ngcobo has died, his son Muzi Ngcobo revealed yesterday.

Ngcobo, who was born in Ermelo in Mpumalanga on September 25 1954, lived at Orlando West, Soweto.

He died last Tuesday at Dr SK Matseke Memorial Hospital.


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