Boxing Legend Tap Tap Makhathini Calls For More Boxing Tournaments In KZN

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Boxing legend Elijah “Tap Tap” Makhathini has called on stakeholders involved in boxing development, including government, to work harder to assist boxers in the Province to get more fights so that they are able to make a living from the sport.

Makhathini hosted the Tap Tap Boxing Tournament in Eshowe on Sunday, 16 February. In the main fight KZN's Joshua Pretorious beat Malawi's Limbani Lano on a unanimous
points decision over eight rounds.

Makhathini was one of the most recognisable names in the sport of boxing in the 70s and the 80s because of a number of achievements in the national and in international arena. He is the former undisputed national middleweight champion.

He has been recognised on a number of times with accolades including the KZN Sport Awards.

The tournament afforded local and other boxers an opportunity to improve their ratings.

The event was also attended by the CEO of Boxing South Africa Tsholofelo Lejaka. With that event now behind us focus now shifts to Dundee on Saturday, 28 February when Starline Boxing Promotions led by Zandile Malinga present the Dundee on Fire boxing tournament.

This yet another department-funded event will feature a number of amateur and professional bouts. Another major attraction for this one will be the public weighing-in of boxer which is scheduled to take place at the town’s taxi rang. This will be first of its kind.

The venue for the Dundee tournament will be the Dundee TVET College from 14h00.

Full Results Of The Tap Tap Makhathini Boxing Tournament:

Contest

Division

CONTESTANTS

From

Rounds

Result

  1.  

Lightweight

Simiso Buthelezi
Linda Voko

KZN
Gauteng

4

KO second round
(Buthelezi wins)

  1.  

Junior Featherweight

Mduduzi Mzimela
Thabang Mofula

KZN
Northwest

4

Points Majority decision
(Mzimela wins)

  1.  

Junior Bantamweight

Mpilo Cele
Andile Cindi

KZN
Gauteng

4

Points Majority decision (Cele wins)

  1.  

Catchweight

Petrus Cillier
Rarick Frasier

KZN
KZN

4

TKO  3rd round
(Cillier wins)

  1.  

Heavy Weight

Simpiwe Ntombela
Sbonelo Nzimande

Gauteng
KZN

6

(Nzimande wins)
Points Majority decision

  1.  

Heavyweight

Marc Subramoney
Didier Nyembe

KZN
DRC

6

(Nyembe wins)
Points Majority decision

  1.  

Heavyweight

Josh Pretorius
Limbani Lano

KZN
Malawi

8

Points Majority decision
(Pretorius wins)

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