Bongani Mwelase

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Bongani Mwelase
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Born (1982-08-23) 23 August 1982 (age 36)

Bongani Mwelase (born 23 August 1982) is a South African boxer who became the 2006 Commonwealth amateur champion at welterweight.


The hard-punching southpaw failed to qualify for the 2004 Athens Games by ending up in third place at the 2nd AIBA African 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Gaborone, Botswana. He won the Commonwealth boxing championships in Glasgow 2005 and the Commonwealth Games 2006. In the final 2006 he beat Vijender Singh who received a standing 8 count 33-26. He is South Africa's first black Commonwealth boxing champion.


He is undefeated 10-0 as a pro so far but was knocked down twice by Lucky Lewele in his South African title win, his first 12 round bout.

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