Local boxer Rofhiwa Maphupha will be in the ring with long-time boxing foe Jansen Mudzanani on Boxing Day.

Boxing tournament promises to be a real humdinger


Sparks are expected to fly when the hard-hitting Rofhiwa Maphupha meets the sensational Jansen Mudzanani in the ring for the Boxing Extravaganza Tournament to be held at the Thohoyandou Town Hall on Monday, 26 December.

The two boxers are sworn enemies, having fought each other twice before. In the first fight, Rofhiwa, who is from Ha-Raliphaswa in the Nzhelele area, won on points, while Jansen, who is from Tshitavha village, won the second fight.

They will now fight for the provincial championship belt on Boxing Day (26 December). The two boxers are also representing their respective municipalities, guaranteeing a fierce match in the ring.

This will be the very first boxing tournament to be promoted by a woman - local female boxing promoter Ms Thifhelimbilu Emily Shiruma. Shiruma is a former professional boxing referee and founder and manager of Mulondoli LC Boxing Promotions. She is also the owner of Mulondoli Lifestyle Centre, situated at the Eastgate Centre in Thohoyandou.

Shiruma promised that the tournament will be a humdinger, with only the cream of local boxers invited to participate. Two provincial title fights will take place. The main supporting fight is also for the provincial junior lightweight championship, where Pfariseni Khorommbi will slug it out with Ndiafhi Mbubana.

“They are both from Mulenzhe village in the Collins Chabane Local Municipality. They fought once before, and Khorommbi won the fight. Even though it is not a village fight, residents of Mulenzhe village want to witness the one to bring the belt home,” said Shiruma.

Entrance fee is R200 for the general public, R500 for VIPs and R1 000 for VVIPs. Kids under 12 years can enter for free.



Date:24 December 2022


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