Freedom crowned ring champions

2016-06-01 06:00
THE winners of the Freedom Boxing Club from Galeshewe with their coach, Raymond Mothobi (right).                 Photo: Boipelo Mere

THE winners of the Freedom Boxing Club from Galeshewe with their coach, Raymond Mothobi (right). Photo: Boipelo Mere

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“WE destroyed them, they suffered so much punishment from us that the referee stopped the final fight and declared us winners. The decision was unanimous when we were announced the winners of the match.”

That was the feedback given by proud coach Raymond Mothobi of the Galeshewe-based Freedom Boxing Club after they had been declared the Kimberley boxing champions at the long-anticipated clash between themselves and the Just Do It boxing team.

The giants clashed in Galeshewe at the Mayibuye Multipurpose Centre on Saturday, 30 April.

The battle followed boasting from both teams a week prior to their big fight.

Both teams put forward their best fighters, both lightweight boxers, namely Thabo Mkhila of the Freedom Boxing Club and Mojalefa Duiker of the Just Do It boxing team.

The clash, according to the two teams, was the deciding factor to determine who is the best of the best and the most skilful boxing team in Galeshewe.

However, the coach of Just Do It, Archie Jack, refuses to admit defeat, blaming failure to win the championship battle on the inclusion of a third club in the tournament.

Clearly admitting that his team lacked the stamina to take on an extra team, Jack proposed that a return match be staged to determine which team was really the champion.

He also denied that his lightweight boxer Mojalefa Duiker was outclassed to the extent that the fight had to be stopped.

“He was not defeated, but became too playful in the ring. That is why it was mistaken as signs of defeat,” he said.

“They have won round one. Only by winning round two will they be able to call themselves Kimberley Champions. It will be fair that way, as it will be a home and an away win.

“By being the winner he (Mothobi) should have beaten all the teams in Kimberley.”

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