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Women's fight tops tournament

By Bongani Magasela | Aug 18, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

PROMOTER Luvuyo Mngxaso is honouring women this month with a South African female title fight as the main attraction in his triple championship event at Eastern Cape's Bhisho Stadium on Saturday.

PROMOTER Luvuyo Mngxaso is honouring women this month with a South African female title fight as the main attraction in his triple championship event at Eastern Cape's Bhisho Stadium on Saturday.

There will be two WBF Africa and Intercontinental title fights in the male section. He said it is a "box-tainment" event because it also features hip-hop artists AKA and KO in a musical showdown before the start of the pugilism at 1pm.

"I am not sure if a women's bout has ever topped an international boxing tournament in South Africa before," said the promotional greenhorn who comes from Mount Coke in Eastern Cape. "But that is besides the point. The whole idea is to promote women boxing. Luckily, our tournament coincides with the celebration of Women's Month."

Chief performers in his tournament will be reigning welterweight champion Julia Tshabalala, making her first defence against Rita Mrwebi.

"They will get paid similar purse money to that which will be earned by their male counterparts," he said.

Mngxaso said only 1000 tickets are available and they sell between R60 and R100 at Computicket and Shoprite outlets.

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