Some of the best amateur boxers from all over KwaZulu-Natal, including local fighters from the south coast, came to Box 360 Nowhere to Run Fight Night last Saturday.
It took place at Level 10 Lounge, Bar and Grill in Margate and the venue was perfectly suited for the event. It was introduced by Box 360 owner Roland van Rooyen.
Passionate about the sport, he boxed and trained others for most of his life, welcoming young people and people in difficulty, helping them get back on track using boxing as a catalyst.
There were 20 fights in total, from a range of different weight classes. Each fight had the crowd rising, shouting in support of the fighters who gave it their all. The atmosphere was electric.
The event went smoothly and smoothly, thanks to the organizers and various sponsors.
An auction was held to bid on signed golden gloves which raised R6,500 for the non-profit organization Tidy Town Shelly Beach in Margate.
Every minute of every three-round fight was close competition.
A jury designated the winners and the trophies were presented during the awards ceremony.
The boxing clubs invited to the event were Revolution (Pietermaritzburg), Revolution (Hillcrest), Vids (Umhlanga), Wild Coast Combat, Knuckle Game (Durban North), Mkhwenyana, Haze, Relentless (Berea Durban), Domination (Durban North ) and Box360. (Margate).
The final bout featured two of the most experienced fighters Douglas Mbuka Mbenza (Relentless) and south coast local Nara Vellem (Box 360).
Both fighters gave it their all and, after a callback from the crowd, took an extra round before concluding in an amicable draw.
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