Boxers embroiled in heated exchange ahead of weekend bouts
A fierce exchange of words erupted between boxers at Mdantsane Motion Fitness on Thursday during their premedical for Sunday’s bouts.
The fights, to be held at Orient Theatre, will be between Sabelo Ngebiyana and Sikho Nqothole battling for the vacant SA junior bantamweight title.
The clash will be a rematch of their bout from last November which was won by Ngebiyana when he upset Nqothole to claim the WBA Pan African title in Swaziland.
Nqothole has been chasing for a rematch since, and Ngebiyana finally relented.
Asked why he agreed to the rematch Ngebiyana said: “Because I will whip his butt again.”
Nqothole said he did not have to ask for a rematch but he wanted to set the record straight.
“He did not beat me but he won the bout and this time I am getting my revenge,” he said.
The other clash is a cross roads match between 40-year-old veteran Ali Funeka and Uyanda Nogogo who is half his age.
Read more on the other bouts and the main events in the Daily Dispatch tomorrow.
The former world title contender said the fight would be his easiest as it was he who taught the rookie how to box.
“I taught him how to box now he thinks he can beat me. Obviously he is still a kid.”
Nogogo who has fought just seven times, losing one, compared to the veteran’s 52 bouts with 10 losses, said he would send Funeka to retirement.
“He has been avoiding me for a while. I wanted to fight him when I had only three fights but he wanted to hear none of it,” Nogogo said.
“He is also lying by saying he taught me boxing. He met me when I was already a boxer with numerous achievements but indeed we did have sparring sessions.”..