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Proud prospects to power on at the Palace

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Lucky Mongebane on the attack during the debut prospects’ tournament in 2015. Pic: N-Squared.

There’s only one place to be on Sunday if you’re a boxing fan.

The action will be at Emperors Palace where the second long-awaited “Prospects at the Palace” tournament will be hosted.

Ten fights featuring 20 eager and hungry young boxers will take place, starting at 2.30pm.

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Hot prospect Thulani Mbenge.

Given how the last such event went down, it’s a winning formula. Four-rounders give little option but to throw leather furiously. There’s little chance for boxers to find their rhythm with a premium on fast and heavy hitting.

“The last show was a cracker,” said co-promoter Jeff Ellis. “Many of the boxers, like Lucky Mongebane, Joshua Studdard and DeeJay Kriel, are back again, which assures fans of an exciting day out.”

In a novel change, “family” will be the theme of the day with a jumping castle plus hot dogs and popcorn for the little ones, who won’t have to pay to attend the tournament if they are under-12.children-20clip-20art-happy_kids

Adding to the excitement is a skipping competition, which anyone can enter (entrants must bring their own skipping rope).

Sunday’s line-up:

Nyeselani Thamabega v Sihle Lelwane (junior-flyweight).
Jeffrey Magagane v Stanley Motsweyane (welterweight).
Joshua Studdard v Mthobisi Nkosi (junior-bantamweight).
Ronald Malindi v Thamsanqa Cele (bantamweight).
Michael Mokoena v Lusindiso Mlamlama (lightweight).
Brandon Thysse v Phillip Dlamini (middleweight).
Friston Kabamba v Leron Myles (light-heavyweight).
Lucky Mongebane v Xolani Mgidi (lightweight).
Thulani Mbenge v Andile Mabalusa (welterweight).
DeeJay Kriel v Khotle Morabedi (junior-flyweight).


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