In photos: Boxing tournament thrills Khayelitsha

Fighters from Philippines and Germany take on local talent

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Photo of two boxers clashing
Aphiwe Mayoyo tackles Vusumzi Tyatyeka in a bout at the OR Tambo Hall in Khayelitsha on Saturday 1 April.

OR Tambo Community Hall in Khayelitsha was packed with boxing lovers on Saturday, who witnessed two World Boxing Federation (WBF) title bouts. Bukiwe Nonina, who lives in Limpopo, fought against Alesia Graf from Germany for the WBF women’s Bantamweight title. And Mzuvukile Magwaca fought Jason Canoy of Philippines for the WBF men’s bantamweight title. Both local stars won on points.

Here Canoy appears to catch Magwaca below the belt.

Magwaca’s corner splashes him with water between rounds.

Nonina and Graf appear to stumble over each other during their fight.
Nonina after her victory.
Former heavyweight champion Francois “The White Buffalo” Botha (right) fought an exhibition fight.

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