By CHRIS TOTOBELA
It was a busy Saturday afternoon for local and Ndlambe municipality boxers. They exchanged leather at a tournament held at Joza indoor sports centre.
The tournament is held every second month to keep local boxers sharp and active.
There were very exciting bouts, such as the one between L. Mbiza, who beat L. Nunu by a TKO. Another exciting bout in the girls’ section was that of Port Alfred-based Owethu Mxuma, who defeated Anathi Baba on points.
The bout of the day was between very young boys Rapule Kessler of Masibambane Boxing club and Sipho Klaas of Mfuzo Boxing camp. The fight caught the crowd on their feet as both boxers showed their intention from the first round displaying their skills and talent.
Although Kessler won the fight, he admitted that it was not an easy fight. One of the event organizers Bulelani Ndwayana was excited with how the event went and thanked all the participants and the fans who came in numbers to support this event.
Bekugoso okwaphukayo nge jikalanga kuMgqibelo odlulileyo, apho iimbethi manqindi zaseMakhanda zikwaquka nabaphuma kumasipala waseNdlambe kumaxhaphetshu. Bebedlala kwimidlalo ebibanjelwe kwi-Indoor Sports Centre eJoza.
Le yimidlalo ebanjwa rhoqo ngenyanga ukuzama ukugcina iimbethi manqindi zaseMakhanda zisemgangathweni. Ibikhona imilo ebitaka iintlantsi efana nalowo ophunyelelwe nguL Mbiza ngethuba ebehlangene noL Nunu nalapho athe wanqandelwa khona ngusompempe uNunu.
Komnye umlo obuphambili kwicandelo labasetyhini uOwethu Mxuma wase Port Alfred ubethe uAnathi Baba ngamanqaku.
Umlo wosuku buphakathi kwee mveku ezisaze ngobuso elizweni uRapule Kessler weMasibambane Boxing club noZiphi Klaas weMfuzo Boxing camp.
Lo mlo uphakamise izihlwele kwaku mjikelo wokuqala. La makhwenkwanana ebezimisele omabini kwaye abonakalise ubuchule nesakhono,kucace zisuka nje ukuba kudibene ekukade zizondana. Nangona ephumelele uKessler kodwa uvile ba lo kaKlaas ebengelilo tu kwaphela ifokofoko.
Lo mlo uye wavotelwa njengowona ophume phambili kuyo yonke eminye. UBulelani Ndwayana ongomnye waba ququzeleli uzive echwayitile yindlela lemidlalo eqhube ngayo kwaye uye wabulela watyibela bonke abathathe inxaxheba kwakunye naba bukeli abaphume ngobuninzi uzokuxhasa le midlalo.