Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) boxers excelled at the KwaZulu-Natal Elite Boxing Tournament that took place on 25 June at Durban’s Camperdown. Lindani Mbonambi, MUT Boxing coach, who is also training eThekwini Elite Boxing team, reported that his boxers won nine gold medals, six silver medals, and a bronze medal.
Sandile Khumalo, an Advanced Diploma in Accounting student, won gold after winning four fights. Khumalo is now a KwaZulu-Natal bantamweight champion. Next week, Khumalo will be taking part in the SANABO Youth and Elite Men and Women Championships, in East London. The tournament will take place from 6 to 10 July 2022.
Khumalo is expecting to win all his four fights and become a South African champion. He is planning to turn professional before the end of the year.
Two other MUT boxers, Zanele Jili, a Junior Heavyweight boxer, and Nompumelelo Mbhele (63 kg), won silver. Jili is a second-year Diploma in Public Finance and Accounting student, while Mbhele is a first-year Analytical Chemistry student.
Mbonambi took 29 boxers with him to the tournament.