Global EditionASIA 中文雙語Français
Boxing
德邦快遞 / Sports / Boxing

Botswanan boxers to headline WBF

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-11-27 09:31
Share
Share - WeChat

GABORONE -- Botswana professional boxers Onkarabile 'Scara' Mothibedi and Tshepang 'Gearbox' Babui are expected to make history this Friday when they meet in the ring.

The two bantamweights will compete for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) title in the capital city Gaborone, Botswana. The winner is expected to become Botswana's first legitimate world champion.

Local boxing analysts have found it difficult to predict the fight as the two boxers are evenly matched. Babui commands a record of five wins, two losses and two draws while Mothibedi has a record of three wins and two losses.

Speaking during a media brief, Tumiso Rakgare, Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Cultural Development, said more boxing events should be held to produce more local boxers who are able to contend at all levels.

"Botswana is like a sleeping giant in boxing, it has a huge potential but it is not taken seriously by Europeans and I want to change that, I want to see boxing developing from grassroots level and to create champions here," said WBF president Howard Goldberg.

Most Popular

Highlights

What's Hot
Top
BACK TO THE TOP
English
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349
FOLLOW US