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Youth Day boxing tournament happening in Roodepan this weekend

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Local boxer Mosa Ntlangula said that Kharisma Projects’ purpose is to promote the sport of boxing among the youth in the Northern Cape.

Local boxer Mosa Ntlangula is stepping up to make a difference in the Northern Cape’s sporting community. With a record of five wins, including three knockouts, and only two losses, Ntlangula has taken on a new challenge. Picture: Supplied

IN RESPONSE to a recent article in the DFA highlighting the struggles of local boxers to arrange matches between clubs in the Northern Cape, local boxer Mosa Ntlangula is stepping up to make a difference in the Northern Cape’s sporting community.

With a record of five wins, including three knockouts, and only two losses, Ntlangula has taken on a new challenge. His company Kharisma Projects, in conjunction with the Frances Baard Boxing Organisation, organised an amateur Youth Day boxing tournament scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 15 at Pescodia High School in Roodepan.

The tournament will kick off at 10am and is scheduled to conclude at 6pm, with a R50 cover charge. Ntlangula aims to promote boxing among the youth in the Northern Cape, and according to him, this will be the first time a boxing tournament of this scale will be held in Roodepan.

Ntlangula said that Kharisma Projects’ purpose is to promote the sport of boxing among the youth in the Northern Cape.

“We are hosting the first annual Youth Day Boxing Tournament on the 15th of June in Roodepan. For the first time in the history of Kimberley, there will be a boxing tournament in Roodepan, and we plan on making a difference by getting the youth more actively involved in the sport.

“The purpose of this tournament is to promote the sport not only in that community but in the region of the Northern Cape. There are just not enough tournaments happening, and boxers need to compete,” Ntlangula explained.

Ntlangula’s commitment to this cause is deeply personal.

“I can testify that boxing is a kind of magic. It gives discipline to the wild, strength to the weak, and confidence to the shy,” he shared.

Reflecting on his own journey, Ntlangula revealed how boxing changed his life. “I used to fight a lot in my school days; I even got to a point where I was nearly arrested. I found out about a boxing gym when I got sent to an intervention programme assigned by the magistrate.

“The lady in charge of the programme asked me where I stayed, and that’s when she told me about the boxing club in my neighbourhood. Imagine all these years staying here, and I never knew there was a boxing club!”

Ntlangula’s passion for boxing is evident as he speaks about its benefits beyond just fighting. “Boxing is a great way to get fit as well, so if you’re looking to shed a few kilos, boxing is your go-to zone!”

Starting as an amateur boxer, he progressed to become a professional, and now he wants to give back. “I’ve come a long way through boxing, and I just want to do my part and help others the same way boxing did for me. It gave me a purpose.

“I truly believe that if we really want to see a difference, we have to make a difference, and the only way to make a difference is to pour back into the youth. They will be the ones to steer this ship out of the badlands and back en route to paradise.”

The Youth Day Boxing Tournament is not just about competition; it’s about providing the youth with opportunities and options, potentially representing the province, the country, or even – who knows – reaching the Olympics one day.

Ntlangula’s initiative aims to inspire dreams and create a positive impact in the community, proving that boxing is much more than a sport – it’s a life-changing opportunity.

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