One of South Africa’s most promising young fighters, Nhlanhla Tyirha, is scheduled to meet Orlie Silvestre from the Philippines for the vacant International Boxing Federation Intercontinental junior flyweight title at the International Convention Centre in East London on Sunday afternoon.
The 22-year-old Tyirha, who fights from the southpaw stance, made his pro debut at the Orient Theatre in East London on 17 June 2018 with a six-round points win over Sabelo Nkosi.
|EVENT||Nhlanhla Tyirha vs Orlie Silvestre|
|Date||Sunday 30 October 2022|
|Venue||Orient Theatre, Eastern Cape, South Africa|
He then went on to score victories over Sakhekile Qumba (pro debut) and Luyanda Kwanka (9-14-2) on an eight-round split decision, before winning the South African junior flyweight title in only his fourth fight, with a third-round knockout win over Bongani Silila (16-5-3).
Tyihara vs Silvestre Fight Card:
- Nhlanhla Tyirha vs Orlie Silvestre
- Siphesihle Sityo vs Ndabazintle Plaatjies
- Bulelani Ngondeka vs Yamkela Phalisa
- Lubabalo Bukuvu vs Siseko Makeleni