Boxers ready for action

2017-07-19 06:02
Challenger Mellisa Muller (left) and champion Matshediso Mokebisi (right) with boxing presenter Kwena Moabelo.Photo: Teboho Setena

Challenger Mellisa Muller (left) and champion Matshediso Mokebisi (right) with boxing presenter Kwena Moabelo.Photo: Teboho Setena

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Free State-based boxer Matshediso Mokebisi has put her national crown on the line to defend against a gutsy opponent.

The champion Mokebisi is billed to defend her South African junior featherweight title against an old foe in Mellisa Muller.

The gruelling bout is part of a tournament scheduled in Welkom on 28 July.

The action-packed tournament is organised by Skylon Promotions, female promoter Promise Moyo and the Free State Department of Sport, Arts and Culture – hence more Free State boxers are featured.

The two women will be meeting for the second time having first squared off early last year.

The champion Mokebisi was forced to conjure up some power from her reserves to overcome stocky-fighter Muller, who was troublesome through the ten rounds in a fight staged in Bloemfontein.

The return fight will be staged in Welkom as part of marking Women’s Month in South Africa.

Gauteng’s Muller has proven she has what it takes and this was justified by her being awarded the accolade of female boxer of the year for 2016.

Her ability to fight from within distance has made a real menace to most opponents who she easily overcame.

The champion Mokebisi, who won the belt under watchful eyes of veteran trainer Spider Moeketsi from Kroonstad, is under pressure to prove her worth.

The fighter has since moved on and is currently under the mentorship of Boxer Mkhu­tsane and training in Bloemfontein.

The main bout in the men’s category is the Free State flyweight title over ten rounds between Gift Philane from Welkom and Jappie Mafatle from Ladybrand.

Two international bouts will feature Bongani Mbiko against Manyi Issa Tanzania in the lightweight division and Mosala Ramaebeebe against Said Chino, featherweight division.

The fights are over six rounds.

Three male boxers will be making their debuts at the tournament.

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