Ramagole, Tiisetso light up Rustenburg

Thabang Ramagole, pictured here in a previous fight against Collen Tloubatla, registered his eighth knockout on Friday.
Thabang Ramagole, pictured here in a previous fight against Collen Tloubatla, registered his eighth knockout on Friday.
Image: SYDNEY SESHIBEDI

You cannot always trust boxing promotional posters. Often you have to take the claims they make with a pinch of salt.

But the advert on the TK Boxing Promotions bill for the tournament that took place at Rustenburg Civic Centre on Friday night turned out to be spot on.

Promoter Tshele Kometsi promised "the fireworks" and all fighters on the card did just that.

The event was to honour South African boxing legend, the late Norman "Pangaman" Sekgapane who died in April.

Revved up Thabang "Prettyboy" Ramagole and Tiisetso Modisadife stole the show.

Ramagole from Orlando, Soweto, pulled a shocker - a second-round knockout that may put an end to Sihle Jelwane from Free State.

Ramagole seems to have regained his mojo as this victory was his eighth knockout in 12 wins against six losses and a draw, while Jelwane returns to the drawing board to ponder his future.

It was sweet revenge after Jelwane stopped Ramagole in the sixth round of their first clash in the Free State in July last year.

Jelwane earned himself another mandatory 90 days medical suspension after Friday night's knockout, having just made a comeback following a similar suspension due to his fourth-round stoppage loss to Jackson Chauke in March.

In another enthralling bout, Modisadife retained his North West junior flyweight title with a stunning fifth-round knockout of homeboy Onke Khanzi.

This bout actually topped TK Boxing Promotions' bill which attracted a big crowd.

Earlier, Ayanda "Greyhound" Nkosi mauled Crisppin Moliati from Malawi in three rounds, while Nosipho Bell outclassed Ndobayini Kolosa over eight rounds in the female section.

Handriquez Lando from Congo pulverised Etienne van Niekerk over three rounds.

In East London, Gideon "Hardcore" Buthelezi registered the fourth defence of his IBO junior bantamweight title with a points decision win over Lucas Emmanuel Fernandes Leone of Argentina.

The scores were 118-110; 117-111 and 116-112.

In another bout, Uyanda Nogogo outpointed Aziz Uliza from Tanzania for the IBF Africa welterweight title, while Uliser Salvador Lara knocked out Ntlantla Ngamntwini in the third round to claim the vacant WBA Intercontinental junior bantamweight title. These fights were presented by Xaba Promotions and Events.

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