Wits University is the venue of choice for a professional
boxing bonanza to be televised by SuperSport and highlighting a South African
national title fight.
After Gauteng boxing promoter Pat Molefe attended a Wits Boxing
Club tournament in August at the Old Mutual Sports Hall (OMSH) he enquired about the
Molefe, director of Rainbow Boxing Promotions, says: “My choice
this time round was to host it at Wits, a learning institution. I’m very excited
to be part of it because a tournament of this magnitude being showcased by
SuperSport nationally and internationally will also bring Wits into the
Wits Boxing Club
chairperson Bakholise Mabuyane says: “After the tournament they asked me what
they have to do to host a boxing event at OMSH so I gave them the [Wits] sports
administration contacts and the rest, as they say, is history.”
The Eastern Cape’s Good Man Djwili and Balemo Weliya will battle
it out for the South African middleweight title. The undercut fight is an
international bout which will see light heavyweight Alex Mbayo (Congo) and
Johnny Muller (SA) touch gloves. Six more bouts will also be featured at the bonanza.
Molefe is regularly involved with amateur boxing and says he wants
to showcase professional boxing at various tertiary institutions in Gauteng.
This past week Witsies were
invited to apply to the Wits Sports Council to be ring girls for the event.
Four girls were chosen and will be paid, receive a SuperSport shirt and appear
The Wits Boxing Club will run a tuck shop to raise funds for the
The event takes place on October 9 at OMSH and starts at
2pm. Tickets will be sold at the door and are R50.