After the defeat, Nyangani packed his bags and trekked to Johannesburg to join Toweel of the Toweel boxing dynasty.
Since that union, Nyangani has never lost a bout, with the only blemish being a draw against amateur rival Sibusiso Bandla, which Toweel still disputes.
Now having reeled off six wins and a draw, with a couple of regional titles on his cabinet, Nyangani is ready to win the national belt.
“I am confident that it is only now that Bangile is ready to win the national title,” said Toweel.
“I know former amateur starts abroad are more developed than our boxers here, hence I feel Bangile was premature when he was taken to a title shot back then.
“He was still green but now he has matured. In fact, we have been chasing for this opportunity since January.”