Thembelani Nxoshe has been crowned the new Eastern Cape flyweight champion.
In the championship bout of the boxing event organised by KM Sports Promotion last weekend in East London, Nxoshe triumphed against Xolisile Voyi.
Both fighters were hungry for victory going into the match. Although it was clear from the manner they fought that they were vying for the title, Nxoshe absolutely outclassed Voyi in the eighth round.
Nxoshe will undoubtedly be pleased to win the title after being defeated by DeeJay Kriel last year, as well as by Lusizo Manzana and Ulises Lara. Nxoshe had a record of 19 wins, 10 losses, and 2 draws in his 31 fights. Despite being a talented fighter who had previously faced Nxoshe, Voyi went home empty-handed.
The tournament, which was held in East London by a promotional company called KM Sports, was one of the tournaments that benefited from R2.2 million put aside to help the boxing sport in the Eastern Cape.
The outcomes of other matches are as follows: Pamela Matunga of Zimbabwe competed against Zanele Kebeni of East London. Unfortunately, neither boxer prevailed in their contest for the featherweight championship between these two women.
Siyanda Tona from Mdantsane defeated Asiphile Xhipholwana from Duncan Village on points in another eight-round match. Masivuye Piliso of King William’s Town was knocked out by Mdantsane’s Hlomla Goniwe in the junior flyweight match that took place before the main event at the Orient Theater last Sunday. Goniwe returned home with the title. Boxing fans applauded the tournament’s success and said it provided young boxers with a platform to showcase their talents.