Strand’s Sheenzo a nominee for award

2017-01-12 06:01
 Shenzo Fortuin (centre), is in the running head to head with her stablemate Leighandre Jegels and former rival Bukiwe Nonina.

Shenzo Fortuin (centre), is in the running head to head with her stablemate Leighandre Jegels and former rival Bukiwe Nonina.

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From a city not known for the prowess of its female boxers, Sharadine Fortuin has emerged as of three nominees in the category: Female Boxer of the Year Award.

The awards will be held in Jo’burg on Saturday, 28 January 2017.

According to the organisors, sponsors had previously pulled out of the awards due to lack of media interest.

Under the leadership of Tsholofelo Lejaka, female boxing seems to be making a positive progress when it is going to hold its awards this year.

For the first time in the history of Cape Town boxing there will be a female candidate in Fortuin, who is also in the running head to head with her stablemate Leighandre Jegels and former rival Bukiwe Nonina.

The difference between Nonina and Fortuin’s records is that Fortuin has been campaigning and dominating in the international arena while Nonina’s career has been dominated by her defending her national Bantamweight title.

Sharadine Fortuin will be nominated for both Boxer of the year and Fight of the year awards after she has successfully dominated the Bantamweight division in 2015 and 2016.

She has captured the South African Junior Bantamweight title in 2014 and relinquished it after only a single defence 2015.

Lack of competition in South Africa and an international career prospects led her to relinquish the title.

Thereafter she launched her international career and went on to capture the International Boxing Organization World female Bantamweight title and also relinquished it without any challenge and is now the WBF title holder in the same division.

Fortuin is currently ranked number 8 in the world.

The nomination was confirmed on her Facebook page and was quoted as saying: “Nominees for Best Female boxer of the year Shee-Nzow and Baby Lee....Woza 28 Jan”. Deon Dwarte is nominated for Male Ring Official of the Year.

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