SOUTH AFRICA BOXER REPORTED FOR ASSAULT BY GOVERNING BODY BOXING SA

The president of Boxing South Africa (BSA), the governing body for the sport in this country, Ntambi Ravele, has confirmed that BSA officials have opened a case of “assault with intention to do grievous bodily harm” with the Thohoyandou police in Limpopo Province against fighter Philip Ndou.

The former welterweight champion is accused of assaulting officials with a stick on Friday, ahead of a weigh-in for a week-end bout.

Ndou was upset after he had his boxing licence application declined, just days ahead of his non-title-fight with Malawian Chimwemwe Chiotcha, because of medical reasons.

He was replaced on the card, but according to Ravele, he went to the weigh-in anyway.

“I was told by the organizers of the tournament that he came back later to apologise, and unfortunately our officials were not there. We have not received any apology as the BSA. We are saying for now, because it is a police issue, we need to sit back and see how that goes.”

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK