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Giyani’s Bukiwe Nonina defends her WBF championship

By Rivalani Myambo

Giyani Boxing Club’s ( GBC) Bukiwe Nonina defended her World Boxing Federation (WBF) against Matshediso Mokebisi in a match held in Welkom , Free State.

According to Nonina, the match went well as she was in control all rounds.

“I’m excited that my dream of defending the title became a reality “. In April this year, Nonina won the WBF title against Germany eight-time champion Alesia Graaf.

“This was one of my easiest fights. I was expecting to win. I would like to thank Mopani Executive Mayor Nkakareng Rakgaole for booking us tickets for the flights and accommodation, and also for sending a delegation to support us. I would also like to thank Mr Mafomu of Mafomu and Son electronics for the new boxing kit and for giving us accommodation at his home in Malamulele, he is always there for us,” she adds.

Her trainer, Immanuel Muthavhatshindi says he was happy for the win, adding that it will motivate her to win more titles.

Mopani District Executive Mayor, Nkakareng Rakgaole, also applauded Nonina for the win and for always putting Mopani on the map.

“As Mopani, we are delighted, we also urge other young people to follow her example and participate in sports,” she says.

Nonina is a five times undefeated Bantamweight champion and a winner of the 2016 female boxer title from the Department of Sports Arts and Culture.

Nonina will defend her WBF title against German boxer Alesia Graf in December 2017 in Germany.

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