Former world boxing champion Peter “Terror” Mathebula and his wife Emma will be laid to rest next Tuesday in a joint funeral in Randfontein on the West Rand.

Emma at 65-years-old, died early on Thursday only five days after the death of her husband. This has led to the postponement of Thursday’s memorial and Saturday’s funeral service for the boxing legend.

The memorial service will now be held on Sunday.

Sixty eight-year-old Terror Mathebula became the first black South African to win a world title in 1980 when he beat Tae-Shik Kim of South Korea in Los Angeles in the United States.

He lost the title the following year.