Late boxing promoter Mzimasi Mnguni to be buried on Saturday

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The late boxing promoter, Mzimasi Mnguni, will be laid to rest next Saturday.

Mnguni died on Saturday at the age of 73 after suffering a stroke in 2014.

He is regarded as of one of the most successful boxing promoters in the country.

His funeral service will be held in East London, in the Eastern Cape.

Family spokesperson and the late promoter’s brother, Sihle Mnguni, says this is a difficult time for the family.

“He was this person who would guide all of us from all angles, he was a person who would unify even in difficult times so losing indeed is like losing everything that you have. Some of us are really devastated to a point that we don’t see light at the end of the tunnel but I think through prayers, through various messages of support and condolences from all spheres of life we are regaining our strength, we are regaining our focus,” Mnguni says.

He says the legend had poor health as he suffered several strokes over the years.

Legendary Boxing Promoter & Trainer Mzimasi Mnguni has passed away. His brother Sihle Mnguni confirmed to #SABCNews that Mzi passed on at 06:20 this morning. Mnguni’s boxing stabile included Greats such as Vuyani Bungu, Hawk Makepula & many World Boxing Champions. pic.twitter.com/AqQCgqS34c

— Thabiso Sithole (@ThabisoSithole) February 13, 2021

Tributes pour in for late Mzimasi Mnguni:

Mnguni’s career as a trainer saw him produce champions such as Welcome “The Hawk” Ncita‚ Vuyani “The Beast” Bungu‚ Mbulelo “Slayer” Botile‚ Masibulele “Hawk” Makepula and Zolani “Tiger” Petelo.

He also received Achievement Awards from the Sports Ministry in 2016 and in 2017.

Mnguni produced more than 10 world boxing greats from 1990‚ who were mainly IBF Titleholders.