Mukondiwa to officiate in IBO bout

HARARE - Zimbabwe boxing judge Patrick Mukondiwa has been selected by International Boxing Organisation (IBO) as one of the officials for Friday’s title fight between Tsiko Mulevhedzi and Jesus Gurrola in South Africa.

Defending IBO welterweight champion Mulevhedzi will face the challenger Gurrola from Mexico in a bout to be held in Seshego in Polokwane.

“My selection is good for the country as you know IBO is a big organisation, I am very excited to be appointed to officiate at the tournament,” Mukondiwa told the Daily News yesterday.

“The good thing about refereeing or judging a boxing match is that if you are fair you will have a long and distinguished career.

“If you are not fair you will not go anywhere because at the end of the day all the scorecards will be analysed by our supervisor who is usually the vice or the chairman of the boxing body.”

Also fighting on the same night will be South African IBO super flyweight champion Gideon Buthelezi who will put his title on the line against Argentine Diego Luis Pichardo Liriano.

The two title fights are being organised by a consortium of South African promoters, who have a hope of making the sport popular again across the Limpopo.

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