SA to honour the best in boxing

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It’s all systems go for Boxing South Africa’s annual awards to be held in Port Elizabeth Friday night.

The event will be staged in the Friendly City for the first time in its 40 years history.

This is a joint venture by BSA and the Eastern Cape Department of Sport.

MEC for Sport in the Province, Pemmy Majodina says the date coincides with the watershed moment for the country, when former President FW de Klerk announced the release of Nelson Mandela from prison.

Former world champion, Vuyani Bungu tips Zolani Tete to be voted Boxer of the Year.

Bungu, a former International Boxing Federation featherweight champion, won this award four times during the 90s.

He expects a close tussle between Tete and the South African featherweight champion, Azinga Fuzile.

However, he believes that Tete, by virtue of being the reigning WBO bantamweight champion, has a better chance of winning the award.

Meanwhile, Boxing South Africa’s chairperson, Peter Ngatane, says they are making concerted efforts to develop female boxing to be on par with the rest of the continent.