Contribution : Yamkela Sifingo (15 July 2016)
Mdantsane Amateur Boxing Organization (MDABO), sent its condolences to Manzini Magumasholo’s family on the 13/07/2016 during a memorial service that was held around 15:00p.m. at kwa-Mpundu Hall, a village in Newslands just outside Mdantsane.
Accompanied by the Secretary of the organization (MDABO) Mr Lonwabo Mafunda, Xolisa “Gxagxa” Soka the Chairperson spoke on behalf of the boxing fraternity and MDABO expressing that the same pain and loss felt by the boxer’s family is what they feel. Soka explained himself saying, “we feel the same pain because Magumosholo was our boxer. We took him from rugby and taught him boxing and he was a good boy. He added furthermore saying, “what had happened to his family is not something odd and that God will give you strength and restore smiles upon your faces. God will never let you in misery forever that we are sure about”.
The boxing development organization of Mdantsane (MDABO) also expressed that they saw great talent in this boxer and they believed that he would soon be a champion, “Magumasholo had great talent and a bright future ahead of him. He was trained under the expertise of Welcome “Hawk” Ncitha,” said Soka. Mbuyekezoonline.com also learnt that.Magumasholo had started to write his own history, ” in his last fight as senior amateur Magumasholo did wonders and defeated an experienced boxer with big name such as Zukisani Somdaka of Mdantsane Correctional Services.
He earned himself the ring name Floyd Mayweather because of his fighting style.” explained Soka. The deceased boxer was soon to make his debut fight as a professional boxer, “Magumasholo was going to fight his debut bout as a professional against Siyabulela Mfene who also hailds from New lands at Eluxolweni and this fight was to be staged in Queenstown in the featherweight division,” said MDABO Chair Xolisa Soka.
According to Mr. Xolisa Soka the boxer passed away last week when he visited his family at Great Kei where his mother lived, ” Magumasholo was there to pass his mother the good news that he will be doing his debut professional fight soon but passed away in a manner that cannot be revealed”.
Magumosholo will be put to his last home this coming weekend at New lands, “we will be paying our last respect to him on Saturday 16 July 2016 at kwa-Mpundu Village. All boxing icons, legends, supporters, and boxers will be saying goodbye to the champion in the making,” concluded Xolisa Soka.