Bungu recalls Mnguni: ‘Hlathi‚ let me know and start to become honest with me‚ might you actually beat McKinney?’

Bungu recalls Mnguni: ‘Hlathi‚ let me know and start to become honest with me‚ might you actually beat McKinney?’

The loss of boxing symbol Mzimasi Mnguni has robbed the sporting fraternity of a paternalfather figure whom changed a lot of everyday lives within the game.

One particular life had been that of boxing legend Vuyani Bungu.

Bungu shot to prominence after dethroning American that is highly-fancied Kennedy and using their IBF junior featherweight name in 1994.

The results had been voted whilst the upset of the season by several boxing that is international‚ such as the respected Ring Magazine.

But also for Bungu‚ whom proceeded setting accurate documentation for many globe name defences by way of a South African boxer‚ the feat ended up being one of Mnguni’s numerous gymnasium techniques.

Bungu began boxing under Mnguni as being a 15-year-old amateur and rose through the ranks, culminating within the improbable win over McKinney.

“To Bra Mzi‚ beating McKinney had not been actually an upset in the gym‚” Bungu recalls because we had planned it.

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“Remember, we began boxing under Bra Mzi once I had been a 15-year-old and completed my profession under him.

“So he knew my skills and weaknesses.”

After McKinney had dethroned Bungu’s friend and stablemate Welcome Ncita in 1992‚ and also overcome him into the rematch‚ Mnguni ended up being so crestfallen he invested times plotting their revenge.

McKinney had dethroned Ncita under controversial circumstances as he was knocked by him call at 11 rounds of the fight the American had been losing.

McKinney turned their back throughout the battle as Ncita used force, but strangely the referee would not stop the battle. “Bungu recalls Mnguni: ‘Hlathi‚ let me know and start to become honest with me‚ might you actually beat McKinney?’” の続きを読む