A CPUT student, who has defended his Western Cape boxing title three times, has won an international match against an Irish boxer during the Open Boxing International Club Tournament.
Mabhuti Maseti, a second-year Maths Technology student, beat his Irish counterpart, Michael Duggan, on points to walk away with a gold medal.
The tournament was held at Vibrant Sport Studio in Ottery recently, and pitted a selection of Western Cape boxers against boxers from Munster in Ireland.
“I am very excited about the win as this was my first international fight which I have now won,” said the province’s lightweight champion.
Mabhuti is now preparing to take part in the upcoming Western Cape boxing tournament in May, which will pave the way for him to challenge for national honours.
“I want to challenge for South African championship now, I believe I’m ready for it since I have successfully defended my provincial title thrice since winning it in 2016.”
The inter-club tournament was sponsored by the South African National Boxing Organization, Western Cape Boxing, Native Unit Volition and Vibrant Sport.
Vuyani Mtshikana, CPUT Boxing Manager, commended Mabhuti’s world- class performance and said that during the event a relationship between the two countries was made formal.
“It was a very exciting boxing night for all the boxers and the visitors alike. Our boxers had a taste of the international boxing and have learnt a lot from our visitors,” added Mtshikana.
He thanked the Sport Department and the Marketing and Communication Department for their support to the boxing club.