Battle of amateur prospects in Phillipi

Asavela Peter leads with the jab during his three-round win against Mkhanzi. Picture: Matthew Wareley
The blow-by-blow affair took place in Phillipi plaza on Saturday October 26 with spectators coming out in their numbers. Fourteen bouts featuring some of the Mother City’s top amateur talent from five boxing clubs took part in the event. Asavela Peter was in the main bout of the day, taking on Sazi Mkhanzi in what was a clash of styles and the meeting of two talented fighters who have come through the amateur ranks. Peter got the better of Mkhanzi in their three-round affair. The co-main event featured a women’s bout between Ongeziwe Poni and Sisonke Ntshanga with Poni emerging victorious.