Boxing tournament held in honour of Madiba


The Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation will be hosting a boxing event in honour of the late former president Nelson Mandela.

Mandela was an avid boxer and sportsman. He enjoyed boxing and long distance running. Even during the 27 years he spent in prison, he would exercise every morning. This boxing tournament will be part of the activities of Mandela Month.

The Free State MEC for DSACR, Ms Limakatso Mahasa, stated, “We will prioritise the revival of boxing in 2019/2020, but this will be done without dropping the bar of other sport and recreation programmes.”

This Boxing Tournament will feature eight professional bouts and two amateur bouts. The main bout will see Free State’s Matshidiso “Scorpion Queen” Mokebisi against Kabisile Tshabalala who hails from Gauteng Province, as they will battle it out for the SA Junior Lightweight Title. The Main bout will be between Free State’s France Ramabolu and John Bopape from Gauteng Province.

The weigh in and press conference will take place at Bloem Plaza on 25 July 2019 at 12:00. The tournament will take place at Thabo Vuyo Secondary School, Roleleathunya (Rouxville) on 26 July 2019 from 15:00 to 18:00. Entrance is Free! – Heidre Malgas