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Thembelani Nxoshe stripped of national flyweight title

Thembelani Nxoshe

Thembelani Nxoshe stripped of national flyweight title. He failed a doping test in October last year. Nxoshe won the South African flyweight title for the second time in September 2016 when he stopped Mfundo Gwayana in the sixth round in a clash for the vacant title and then made a successful defence against Xolisi Voyi on a majority decision.

Thembelani Nxoshe has been stripped of the SA flyweight title by Boxing SA after he failed a drugs test by The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport, after his loss to Mexican Ulises Lara in a clash for the WBC International title, at the Mdantsane Indoor Sports Centre near East London, on October 12 last year.

Thembelani Nxoshe

He has been fighting as a pro for 11 years and has a record of 19-8-2; 6.

After failing the drug test Nxoshe was suspended for six months. Since he had not appealed against the suspension and lodged an appeal disagreeing with the sanction which lapsed on March 8, his suspension became effective.

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His suspension will be effective from February 14 to August 13 and in terms of the Boxing SA regulations he was stripped of the title, and the title declared vacant.

It is in on the cards that Jackson Chauke from Gauteng who holds the WBF International flyweight title and is rated at first and Fikile Mlonyeni, WBO Africa flyweight champion who is listed at number two will now meet for the vacant South African title.

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