Muravha shows mettle

Bongani Magasela

Bongani Magasela

Bully "Bulldozer" Muravha topped his third-round destruction of Basil Ray at Emperors Palace on April 1 with another stoppage over Steven Castle at the weekend.

Muravha obliterated the usually competent Castle in three rounds. Castle went down twice in round two and three from body shots. He ultimately retired in his chair going for the fourth round.

The near capacity crowd at the Unisa Conference Centre in Ormonde gave Muravha, 20, from Limpopo, a standing ovation.

He is steadily changing his mediocre image, and it does not get much prettier than what he did to Castle. Their heavyweight six rounder was presented by decorated promoter Pat Molefe.

Muravha now appears ready for the local heavyweight division's best but he still needs more exposure if he is going to lure a bigger name like SA champion Osborne "Big Daddy" Machimana into the ring.

Meanwhile Anthony "Blue Jaguar", Tshehla, and his stable-mate Patrick Masango, should call it a day.

For about four rounds Tshehla and Kgotla Baeti circled each other.

But that was apparently all the setup "Bang Bang" Baeti needed. He unleashed a sudden two-punch combination and followed with a straight right to the chin - it was over.

Nzimande had to be rescued by his cornermen in five rounds from total destruction by Godfrey Nzimande.

Other results: Lightweight over four rounds: Takalani Dangale beat Kyle Bothma on points; Flyweight over four 4 rounds; Patson Munyaro and Simangaliso Madonsela drew.