Phillipi boxer a hit at local tournament

2019-07-04 06:01
Young boxers took part in the second annual Hanover Park Boxing Tournament.

Young boxers took part in the second annual Hanover Park Boxing Tournament.

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An aspiring boxer from Phillipi was crowned the best boxer when he took part in a boxing tournament this past weekend.

Awonke Sontaba (13) was among the boxers that took part in the second annual Hanover Park Boxing Tournament.

Sontaba said during the tournament he had one fight which he won by points and was given the Best Boxer Award.

“I was very happy after being picked as the best boxer in my age group,” he said.

Sontaba started boxing when he was 10.

“I was not good at any sport and I wanted to play so I decided to try out boxing,” he said. After joining local club, Umanyano Boxing Club he fell in love with the sport and has never looked back.

He said he would love to grow as a boxer and hopefully one day becomes a professional boxer.

Sontaba said he gets a lot of support from home because he gets encouraged to continue boxing because there are a lot of opportunities in the sport for him.

He added that the sport has taught him discipline which is very important for a young person.


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