Raider Muleba says she's ready for the fight. Photo supplied.
Local female boxer, Raider Muleba is adamant that she will outclass her opponent, Bonita Van Jaarsveldt, during their lightweight rematch fight at the Kagiso Memorial hall on Friday, 18 December.
Friday night’s fight is expected to be a humdinger and may go the full six rounds. Muleba said she would use the fight as a springboard for a national title fight that would take place soon. “I am ready. I am fit physically and emotionally and with the support coupled with the training, there is no way my opponent can beat me. I promise to come back home with the winning belt.”
Muleba said her opponent is not a closed book to her. “I fought against her last year and the fight was a draw. I know her weakness. I’m ready for her and this fight will put us on route to contest internationally. I need more national fights.”
She said that she had trained hard and promised her fans that she was going to beat Van Jaarsveldt. “My main goal is to go further into professional boxing, because I’m now ready. Boxing is a good sport that stops young people from engaging in bad habits, such as drugs and alcohol, because you spend lots of time at the gym,” she said.
Her message to young people who want to join boxing is that it does not matter where you come from, as long as you can be a good boxer.
Date:18 December 2020 - By: Kaizer Nengovhela
Kaizer Nengovhela started writing stories for Limpopo Mirror more than a decade ago, in 2 000. Prior to that he had a five year stint at Phala-Phala FM as sports presenter. In 2005 Kaizer received an award from the province's premier as Best Sports Presenter. The same year he was also nominated as Best Sports Reporter by the Makhado Municipality. Kaizer was awarded the Mathatha Tsedu award in 2014.