Flashback - Rofhiwa Maemu exchanges blows with Koos Sibiya (right) at the Malamulele Boxing Gym during a recent bout. The fight was declared a draw. Whether Maemu will make amends and beat Thami Hobyane when they meet at the 2Ten Hotel remains to be seen.  

Boxers gear up for professional tournament


Nzhelele Women Sports Promoters will stage a professional boxing tournament at the 2Ten Hotel in Sibasa on Friday, 27 December.

Eight bouts will be seen during the tournament.

The night’s programme will be opened with a flyweight bout between Rofhiwa Maphupha and Johnson Mudzanani, scheduled over four rounds. Maphupha and Mudzanani are from local stables.

Takalani Ramuedi, who hails from Vhembe, will battle it out against Lindokuhle Dlamini from Gauteng in their lightweight bout, which is also scheduled over four rounds. The bantamweight bout between Gregory Mello and Khayalethu Mbhedje will follow afterwards.

Dion Mmbubana, who hails from Tshitomboni village, will meet Siphamandla Mangatha in their featherweight bout over six rounds. Whether Mmbubana will make Mangatha pay for the defeat he suffered at the hands of Saul Hlungwane at the Malamulele Boxing Gym three months ago remains to be seen.

Rofhiwa Nemushungwa is preparing for a tough fight against Sboniso Gonya. The bantamweight bout is scheduled over six rounds. The only bout that is scheduled over eight rounds will be between Tshifhiwa “Spider” Munyai and Kabelo Bikitsha. Tshifhiwa “Timer” Munyai will meet Sifiso Hlungwane in the main supporting lightweight bout. They will be fighting for the vacant Limpopo Provincial light-weight title. The bout is scheduled over 10 rounds.

The main bout will be between Rofhiwa Maemu and Thami Hobyane from Malamulele. They will meet in a junior lightweight non-title bout, also scheduled over 10 rounds. Maemu’s spirit is still high after his recent fight against Koos Sibiya at the Malamulele Boxing Gym was declared a draw.

The event will start at 18:00.    




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Date:15 December 2019 - By: Frank Mavhungu

Frank Mavhungu

Frank is a Human Resources Manager at the Department of Public Works in Limpopo. He is the longest serving correspondent of the Mirror, having joined us at the end of 1990.  He mainly writes sports reports and resides at Tsianda Village. In 2004, Frank won the National Castle League Award, an award for the best reporter in the SAB league in South Africa.



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