Professional boxer Herbert Nkabiti’s welterweight bout against South African Zola Tunywa has been sidelined after a delay in the processing of medical paperwork. The international bout was scheduled to take place on Sunday at the Orient Theatre in East London, South Africa. Nkabiti will now face a different opponent in a fight slated for this weekend.
Reports say Nkabiti’s medical results arrived late on Saturday, when they should have been submitted on Friday. The commission responsible for collecting the medicals was unavailable due to the Human Rights Day holiday. Nkabiti will face Amel Gungqisa at the Mdanpshane Indoor Sports Center in East London on Saturday.
The Botswana boxer’s opponent has participated in seven fights, winning four, losing two and drawing one. Nkabiti’s undefeated streak will be on the line while rankings will also be an incentive for the boxers.
Another Botswana pro boxer, Ryan ‘Eclipse’ Seakolo will also be competing at the venue against Nkosikho Sibuthi in super bantamweight bout. Seakolo is also unbeaten in his professional career; he won his first two bouts since turning professional. Both boxers’ manager and trainer confirmed both fights, the boxers are sponsored by Bokone Reticulation and Electrical Systems, City Active Gym and promoted by Scud Missile Promotions.
Nkabiti has an impressive unbeaten record since becoming a professional boxer in 2009. He has recorded eight wins and one draw in his professional bouts so far. The welterweight boxer is based in South Africa where he is currently ranked among the best boxers in his division.
Nkabiti’s hit list: A list of all his professional bouts