GARDEN ROUTE BOXING NEWS - The cream of the crop in the local boxing scene represented Eden at the Western Cape Provincial Boxing Championships, which was held at the Ottery Vibrant Studios in Cape Town last weekend, 28 to 30 May. The young boxers displayed great talent, bringing home twelve medals.
Eden Region Boxing president Nkosikho Makhalima said it was "not an easy road" for the boxers, who had to overcome many obstacles to get this far.
"As we all know, sport is the only vehicle or tool that can take away our kids from the street corners and away from anti-social activities, drugs and alcohol abuse," he said.
Makhalima urged parents to support their children in any sport activities.
The medal winners are:
- Amahle Malobola gold (George),
- Anathi Mbhalo gold (Knysna)
- Kamva Xhelithole gold (George),
- Chumani Ziko gold (George),
- Anganathi Marhesi gold (Knysna),
- Luthando Blom silver (Plettenberg Bay),
- Luvuyo Thethani silver (George),
- Ntunga Masixole silver (Mossel Bay),
- Lukho Khethelo silver (George),
- Athenkosi Keli bronze (Plettenberg Bay),
- Siphosethu Ntshiza bronze (George) and
- Kgotso Molefe bronze (Mossel Bay).
The five boxers who collected gold medals will now represent the region at the SA National Boxing Championships: Amahle Malobola, Anathi Mbhalo, Kamva Xhelithole, Chumani Ziko and Anganathi Marhesi. Xhelithole Kamva (George) was named the best boxer of the tournament.
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