Trainer on the ropes
Lennox Mpulampula, a top boxing trainer from East London, has been suspended for five years and fined R2000 by Boxing SA following his alleged unruly behaviour.
Mpulampula, the former coach of the SA Amateur Boxing Organisation (Sanabo), was found guilty by Boxing SA's disciplinary committee in a hearing at Mdantsane Sun in East London last weekend.
Mpulampula, better known as Boyboy, was charged for allegedly punching boxing official Sheshe Dunywa after the latter had scored a fight against Mpulampula's charge Siviwe Ntsiko in the Baby Champs.
He was suspended immediately after the incident but he defied Boxing SA's ruling and worked in the corner of his two fighters a week later - thus forcing Boxing SA to formulate a charge of failing to abide by his suspension.
BSA's Loyiso Mtya said Mpulampula was cautioned not to be found guilty of a similar offence within five years and that the R2000 should be paid within seven days. The deadline is Saturday.
"His license will be revoked if he fails to meet the deadline," said Mtya yesterday.
Mpulampula confirmed the suspension and fine but denied having punched Dunywa.
"All what is left for me to do now is to raise R2000 by Friday," he said, adding that he only questioned Dunywa's decision.