Sivenathi “The Special One” Nontshinga became the latest South African boxer to make the country proud when he defeated Hector Flores to win the IBF World Junior Flyweight title in Mexico on Saturday, September 3.
He follows the recent victory of Zolani Tete, who holds the IBF International and the Commonwealth Super-Bantamweight Champions.
Nontshinga (23) was fighting for the first time outside South Africa when he outlasted Flores. He currently is undefeated with nine K.O wins.
The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture equally extends its congratulations to South African boxing trainer, Mr Colin Nathan, for maintaining the country’s reputation as a boxing powerhouse!
The young champion landed at the OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday morning, September 6, greeted by loving family and fans from around the country.