Nkabiti will be laid to rest in Botswana this weekend

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Herbert Nkabiti
Herbert Nkabiti

Boxer Herbert Nkabiti, who died on Saturday after a sustaining a head injury during a fight, will be buried in his native country Botswana on Saturday.

Nkabiti (36) received a head injury during his junior welterweight non-title fight with Willis Baloyi at Carnival City near Brakpan on Friday night.

According to Nkabiti’s trainer, Manny Fernandez, his charge collapsed in the sixth round and was rushed to Sunward Park Hospital in Boksburg where a scan was done.

Fernandez said Nkabiti was transferred to a government hospital where he died a few hours later.

Nkabiti, who turned professional in 2009, had a record of 10 wins in his professional fights.

“This fighter has been like a son to our family since he joined our stable in 2009 from Botswana. We send our condolences to his wife and four-month-old son,” said Fernandez.

Nkabiti’s death came a few days after the death of accomplished boxing trainer Nick Durandt and former Boxing South Africa chief executive officer Bongani Khumalo, who died two days apart.

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