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The three South African boxers going to India from left Thandolwethu Mathiba, Phiwokuhle Mnguni and Lekhokuhle Sibisi


South Africa sending three fighters to India women’s world championship

South Africa’s star boxer, Phiwokuhle Mnguni is one of the three boxers picked for Women’s World Championships in India from March 16-26.

South Africa National Boxing Organisation (SANABO) Secretary General, Liwa Mlokoti said they’re only sending boxers with medal prospects to cut down on unnecessary.

“The world championships is only for the best, not a place to gamble with any boxer, we have confidence in the three we’ve selected,” said Mlokoti.

Mnguni, a featherweight bronze medallist in the Africa Championships in Maputo and Zone 4 champion, made history when she won bronze in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games to become the first South African female boxer to win a medal in the Club Games.

In addition to Mnguni, the other two boxers travelling to India are flyweight Thandolwethu Mathiba and bantamweight Lekhokuhle Sibisi whose hobbies include watching horror movies. The coach is Mlandeli Happy Mngqibisa.

This is the second time South Africa, referred informally as Mzansi, is taking part in the Women’s Worlds, the first time being last year in Istanbul, Turkey.

Credit: AFBC Communications

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