BOXING fans will be treated to an all-women tournament at the Thobi Kula Indoor Sports Centre this weekend. Chris Hani Amateur Boxing Organisation (Chabo) secretary Mabhuti Mapeyi said the decision was based on a desire to grow the sport among female boxers.
“This will show that boxing is not only for men. We are dedicating this tournament to all the females in sport and, as this is the month of love, we are honouring the women through the sport we love.”
The Rep reported (“Flood of Chris Hani female boxers”, February 17) that there had been a huge rise in the number of female boxers in the Chris Hani district. Mapeyi said there were 60 amateur boxers from the area who were scheduled to showcase their talent. “If all goes well we will have 31 bouts. Fans can expect some exciting boxing.”
A Chris Hani female team will be selected. “We will select a team to make up the Chris Hani Women’s Boxing team with their coaches and technical officials so we can have a team to represent us outside the region in all categories. We want to compete with Buffalo City, Nelson Mandela Bay, and OR Tambo municipalities.”
Chabo extended an invitation to the executive mayors of Enoch Mgijima and Chris Hani District municipalities – Lindiwe Gunuza Nkwentsha and Kholiswa Vimbayo – to attend and watch the female boxers in action.