Makhoba wins thrilling WBF fight in Dundee boxing tournament


The KZN Department of Sport and Recreation has delivered yet another thrilling boxing event following the successful hosting of an international title fight in Dundee.

The boxing tournament dubbed “Dundee on Fire!” and promoted by Zandile Malinga’s Starline Boxing Promotions took place at the Dundee TVET College Hall in Dundee. It featured a WBF International title fight, which is very rare for a competition of that stature to be taken to a relatively small town.

The hall, the biggest indoor event venue in area was packed to capacity as the boxers exchanged blows on Saturday 29 February.

The WBF International Super Flyweight title fight was the main attraction of the nine-bout show. It was a re-match between local Dundee boy Gcina Makhoba and Musawenkosi Ndwandwe from Mandeni.

The diminutive Makhoba was again the sharper and more active fighter, and appeared on top in every stanza before a cut he suffered from a head-but in the third round prompted the doctor to advise referee Siya Vaasa to stop the fight in round five.

Going to a Technical Decision, judge Eddie Marshal scored the contest 49-46, while judges Sipho Zondo and Darryl Ribbink both had it at 50-45, all in favor of Makhoba.
Having won their first encounter almost exactly one year ago by third round stoppage, the Makhoba confirmed his superiority and improved his professional record to 5-1-1 (1) in the process. Ndwandwe drops to 7-3 (2).

Makhoba will have to defend the title three time before challenging for the world champion tittle, according to WBF directive.

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