KZN Boxers big winners at Rise of Women in Boxing event

Written by on 20 August, 2023

By Ayanda Nyuswa

KZN’s Mapule Ngubane and Thema Zuma were among the big winners in the first event of the Rise of Women in Boxing Series at the Olive Convention Centre in Durban on Saturday evening. Thema Zuma scored a unanimous decision win over Zimbabwe’s Chimwemwe Banda in what was the main supporting bout of the night. Ngubane defended her SA middle weight title, with the judges giving her a unanimous decision victory over Rushda Mallick in the main event of the night.

This event was the first of it’s kind as it featured an all-female fight card and was organised by female boxing promoters from Starline Boxing Promotions, Imvelo Boxing Promotions, Hle Jobe Boxing Promotions, and Sugarboy Malinga Boxing Promotions.

Fight card results:

1. Nontobeko Thusi defeated Nothando Ncube by Split Decision (Junior Bantamweight)

2.Noxolo Mkhasibe defeated Nobengazu Booth unanimous decision (Middle weight)

3. Precious Msibi defeated Nomfundo Xaba by unanimous decision (Junior Bantamweight)

4. Bathabile Ziqubu defeated Sehliselwa Nhliziyo by split decision (Bantamweight)

5. Thema Zuma defeated Chimwemwe Banda by unanimous decision (Junior Bantamweight)

6. Mapule Ngubane defeated Rushda Mallick by unanimous decision (Middleweight)

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