Umshayisibhakela wakuleli uthole ithuba kwisicoco somhlaba

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Abathandi besibhakela bazobe bemincile uma u-Azinga “Golden Boy” Fuzile esedudulana nowaseNgilandi uMartin Ward emdlalweni we-IBF junior lightweight e-Las Vegas ngeSonto ekuseni.

INingizimu Afrika yashayeka kanzima ngesikhathi uMoruti Mthalane ekhishwa esihlalweni sobukhosi kwisicoco sakhe se-IBF flyweight nguSunny Edwards cishe enyangeni edlule. UMthalane nguyena kuphela umpetha kwesinye sezinhlaka ezine ezihlawulisayo.

Manje onke amehlo abheke kuFuzile. Ehamba nomgqugquzeli wakhe uThembalethu Ntuthu nomqeqeshi uChief Njekanye, ulishiyile izwe walibhekisa eMelika ngeSonto.

Ekhuluma ekhempini ese-Las Vegas, uFuzile uthe sebesijwayele isimo sezulu.

“Nginomqeqeshi oqavile futhi neqembu lami lobuchwepheshe lisebenza kanzima nami. Imbangi yami ngiyifundile kumavidiyo,” kusho yena.

“Zonke izinhlelo zihamba ngendlela.”

UFuzile uthe uWard uyimbangi edidayo.

“Kodwa nginecebo elihle lokuthi ngiphakamise umkhono wami,” kusho le nsizwa yaseNingizimu ne-Duncan Village e-Eastern Cape.

Sekungokwesibili uFuzile enikwa ithuba lokuwina isicoco se-IBF. Wakhishwa kabuhlungu nguShavkatdzhon Rakhimov wase-Russia ekuqedeni isicoco emuva ngowezi-2019.

UFuzile oneminyaka engama-25 uzobe ebheke ukubuyela emuva ngesitayela. UbengowaseNingizimu Afrika, one-WBC Youth, i-IBF Continental Africa featherweight ne-IBF Continental and Intercontinental junior-lightweight.

Uziqhenya ngerekhodi lokuwina izikhathi eziyi-14 kuma-knockout ayisishiyagalombili. Isitha sakhe esineminyaka engama-29 sesiwine izikhathi ezingama-24 emdlalweni engama-27.