Greyhound chases down Moliati

Ayanda Nkosi hits Ricardo Hiraman in a previous bout .
Ayanda Nkosi hits Ricardo Hiraman in a previous bout .
Image: ANTONIO MUCHAVE

WBA Pan African lightweight boxing champion Ayanda "Greyhound" Nkosi is one lucky boxer who has always been guided by former professional boxers.

Nkosi, from Katlehong on the East Rand, is trained by Peter and Patrick Malinga, while the two former professional boxers' younger brother Vus'umuzi, also a former pro pugilist, is his manager.

Nkosi will headline TK Boxing Promotions bill at Rustenburg Hall in North West where he will welcome Malawian Crispin Moliati over 10 rounds tomorrow night.

Nkosi, who raised eyebrows with an eight-round stoppage win over talented Jeff Magagane for the Gauteng title in March last year, is fresh from a 10th round knockout of vastly experienced Cosmas Cheka last month.

The Tanzanian has fought many top names in a career spanning nine years.

But Nkosi handled him so well, and will now face another formidable opponent in Moliati, who has also been in there with top names including former world champion Paulos Moses from Namibia.

"There is no doubt that Ayanda will win," said Vus'umuzi yesterday.

"He is improving in each and every fight. We do not undermine Moliati at all because he is no pushover.

"But such match-ups are good and will make Ayanda grow as a fighter because I am preparing him towards big things in the future."

Nkosi has nine wins in his professional boxing career, with four knockouts against a loss, while Moliati has 22 wins from 34 bouts.

The main supporting bout features North West junior flyweight title fight between champion Tiisetso Modisadife and Onke Khanzi over 10 rounds.

Nosipho Bell and Ndobayini Kolosa will represent women in their eight-rounder. There will be five more bouts and action will begin at 7pm.

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