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March 2021 Men’s Ratings


Junior heavyweight:

  • Lebo Mashitoa lost to Luvuyo Sizani, but cannot drop below Keaton Gomes who he has twice beaten


  • Andile Mntungwa moves to super middle where he has been active, winning the WBF All Africa title

Junior middleweight:

  • Shervontaigh Koopman moves up to no 5 after a good win over Junior Makondo
  • Junior Makondo drops to no 7 after his loss to Shervontaigh Koopman


  • Lybon Ntshani enters at no 6 after winning the Gauteng title

Junior welterweight:

  • Prince Dlomo won the South African title
  • Xolani Mcotheli drops to no 2 as he cannot drop below Marcus Lebogo who he has already beaten
  • Xolani Mgidi enters at no 5 after beating Siya Mabena
  • Siya Mabena drops to no 6 after losing to Mgidi
  • Xolisani Ndongeni enters at no 3, ahead of Marcus Lebogo who lost his last fight


  • Sanele Msimang enters at no 2 after a tko win over Ripfumelo Chikwambane
  • Ripfumelo Chikwambane drops to no 5 after his loss  
  • Xolisani Ndongeni has advised that he is moving to junior welterweight. Khaya Busakwe, the Gauteng champion, takes over the no 1 lightweight position.

Junior lightweight:

  • Siphesihle Mntungwa moves to lightweight where he has been active, boxing a draw for the WBF All Africa lightweight title
  • Lunga Stimela drops to no 4 after his loss in Russia
  • Koos Sibiya drops to no 5 after his loss in Russia


The Ratings Committee have agreed, after studying the records of all the featherweights rated, to reshuffle the ratings as follows:

  • Asanga Gingqi moves to no 4 after winning all 7 of his contests, including a win over Thatho Bonokoane who recently fought a draw for the junior featherweight title
  • Jeff Magagane drops to no 6 after losing his last 2 contests
  • Mfusi Maxhayi drops to no 7 after losing his last 2 contests
  • As a result, Toto Helebe moves up to no 5

Junior bantam

  • Ricardo Malajika drops to no 7 after a loss to SA champion Sabelo Ngebinyane. The reason he does not drop further is that he has already beaten Mnqobi Mkhize


  • Mpho Seforo enters at no 2 after a good stoppage win over Mogale Molef
  • Mogale Molefe drops to no 5 after losing to Mpho Seforo

Mini flyweight:

  • Siphelele Myeza enters at no 9 with a record of 7: 7 (0)

The boxers listed below have been inactive for 18 months or more. We urge the Provincial Managers to advise them or their management accordingly as they are at risk of being removed from the ratings:


Luke Sutherland (G)


Walter Dlamini (G)

Ricky Tshabalala (G)

Junior middleweight:

Linda Ntshingila (G)

Junior welterweight:

Siseko Makeleni (EC)

Marcus Lebogo (G)

Junior lightweight:

Khanyile Bulana (E)


Toto Helebe (WC)

Sithembile Luzipho (EC)

Zama Zokwe (EC)

Junior featherweight:

Innocent Manengu (K)


Mawande Matross (EC)

Luzuko Siyo (E)

Cleutus Mbhele (G) Siphenathi Nobandla (E)

Junior bantamweight:

Nkosikhona Spelmandla (EC)


Luyanda Ntwanambi (E)

Thabang Ramagole (G)

Phumelela Cafu (E) Sinethemba Kotona (EC)

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