Sanele Msimang promises to bring the SA lightweight title to Gqeberha

Sanele Msimang promises to bring the SA lightweight title to Gqeberha

27 Oct 2021 16:36

GQEBERHA-based Sanele Msimang of Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu Natal (KZN) will be hoping to emulate Sanele Magwaza, Simon Maseko and Phindile Ngingi when he challenges Tshifhiwa Munyai for the South African (SA) Lightweight champion in Gauteng, this Friday 29 November.  

The trio who are former WBF All-Africa Bantamweight champion, former SA Middleweight champion and former SA Strawweight titlist respectively had to leave their places of birth and come to Nelson Mandela Bay to see their stars shine in fisticuffs.

The Gentleman Msimang, with 17 fights, 14 wins, eight Knock Outs and three losses is unfazed by the vastly experienced 40-fight record, 33 wins (19 KOs) Six losses and one stalemate of Munyai, from Makwarela, Limpopo.

Munyai is the former British Common Wealth Bantamweight champion who has fought for world titles in the early years of his career. Against Msimang, he will be making the second defence of the title he won in August 2020 against Siphosethu Mvula and successfully defended against Khaya Busakwe in May this year. 

”A lot is said about Munyai but this is my time, now. I’m going to bring the title to Nelson Mandela Bay come Friday night,” said Msimang who added that preparations for the fight were complete against someone he will only study in the ring as they trade leather.     

Like the Caiph Camp trained and KZN-born Magwaza, who beat Enathi Stelle of the Buffalo City Municipality (East London) for the vacant title in November 2020, Maseko of Gauteng who beat Cape Town’s Mark Cameron to win the SA Middleweight championship and the East London-born Ngingi who in July 1995 pummelled Gauteng’s Paul Olden to submission to claim the 47.6kg belt. Msimang believes the time for Munyai’s reign will ultimately grind to a halt when the duo lock horns.  

Another boxer whose career shined in Gqeberha; Nelson Mandela Bay is Jerry “Beirut Bomber” Ngobeni. Ngobeni from eMalahleni in Mpumalanga started his formative years in the sport here before he left and went to challenge and lost the WBA Super Featherweight championship from Joey Gamache.

In return, Nelson Mandela Bay sent Zolani “The Tiger” Petelo who won (SA and IBF Mini-flyweight titles), Lindi “School” Memani (SA and WBU Mini-flyweight championship) to Buffalo City as well as Mzukisi “Laciar” Sikali (SA light-flyweight; WBC International Flyweight; IBO World Flyweight; WBU Light Flyweight and WBA Inter-continental Flyweight titles to Jozi, Gauteng.

“I’ll win it for Gqeberha, Nelson Mandela Bay,” said Msimang.

Follow more articles, subscribe to our YouTube channel and for breaking news LIKE us on Facebook.


© RNEWSONLINE.COM 2020. All rights reserved. Users may download and print extracts of contents from this website for personal and non-commercial use only, provided they do not remove any copyright, trademarks or other proprietary notices. Except as provided above, users may not reproduce, publish, sell, distribute or in any way commercially exploit contents from this website without the prior written consent of RNEWSONLINE.COM. RNEWSONLINE.COM and its logo are registered trademarks.

Contact Details

[email protected]


The content on this site, including news, quotes, data and other information, is provided “as is” by RNEWSONLINE.COM and its third party content providers for your personal information only, and is not intended for commercial use nor for trading or investing purposes. Content on this site is not appropriate for the purposes of making a decision to carry out a transaction or trade. Nor does it provide any form of advice (investment, tax, legal) amounting to investment advice, or make any recommendations regarding particular financial instruments, investments or products.

RNEWSONLINE.COM and its third-party providers disclaim, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, all warranties, express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, satisfactory quality or fitness of the information for a particular purpose. Neither RNEWSONLINE.COM nor its third party providers shall be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site and its contents, in terms of their correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or otherwise. Although RNEWSONLINE.COM makes reasonable efforts to obtain reliable content from third parties, RNEWSONLINE.COM does not guarantee the accuracy of or endorse the views or opinions given by any third-party content provider. This site may point to other Internet sites that may be of interest to you; however, RNEWS does not endorse or take responsibility for the content on such other sites.

RNEWSONLINE.COM does not warrant that this website or any of its functions will be uninterrupted or error-free. Users assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction due to their use of this website.