Statement in the National Assembly by Hon Mgolodi Dikgacwi on Boxing World Champions

3 November 2011

"Congratulations to our two Boxing World Champions"

The Portfolio Committee on Sports and Recreation would like to congratulate MORUTI "BABY FACE" MTHALANE, on his 3rd IBF World Flyweight Title Defence on Friday Night against Andrea Sarritzu with Technical Knock Out (TKO 7) and equally so, we would also like to congratulate Takalani "THE PANTHER" NDLOVU, on his 1st IBF World Junior Feather weight Title Defence on Sunday morning in Mexico against Giovanni Caro.

This is a tremendous distinction that I am certain you will carry with pride and honour.

This is a good sign that South African Boxers are determined enough and their on the ring credibility is continuing to improve and has been extensively tested internationally. We salute these boys for raising South African flag high.
We are cautiously grateful to IBF for affording these two Boxers this opportunity, something we would have hoped it occurred to Mzonke "ROSE OF KHAYELITSHA" Fana by IBF.

I would also like to add my congratulations to Branco Sports for their efforts in helping our two sportsmen across the globe.

Best of luck with your celebration!

Thank you