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Alex boxer carves out relationship with Busamed

Busamed Modderfontein Private Hospital wants to forge a long-term relationship with Alex female boxer Mapule ‘Thunder’ Ngubane.

Alexandra’s top female SA Middleweight boxing champion is slowly but surely carving out a relationship with Busamed Modderfontein Private Hospital which is expected to mature like old wine with time.

Mapule Ngubane (35), better known by her boxing nickname of ‘Thunder’ recently defended her title. She came into contact with Busamed when she was required to have a brain scan before she would be allowed to defend her SA Middleweight belt. It is a requirement for boxers who have reached the age of 35 years.

Alex boxer and SA Middleweight Boxing Champion Mapule 'Thunder' Ngubane talks about her upcoming fight. Photo: Sipho Siso
Alex boxer and SA Middleweight Boxing Champion Mapule ‘Thunder’ Ngubane talks about her upcoming fight. Photo: Sipho Siso

With no funds at her disposal, Thunder ran the risk of losing her title without even getting into the boxing ring. It was at this juncture that Busamed was approached to assist her with the brain scan to enable her to defend her title.

Busamed came to the party and offered her a free scan and said they would love to see this relationship grow from strength to strength. Hospital board member Abbey Mangolele said the hospital never hesitated when approached to help the boxer realise her dreams.

Busamed board member Abbey Mangolele says the hospital stands ready to assist where it can. Photo: Sipho Siso
Busamed board member Abbey Mangolele says the hospital stands ready to assist where it can. Photo: Sipho Siso

“The hospital fully recognises you as its champion too and will do whatever it can to assist you whenever there is a need. We feel honoured to be associated with you and a boxer of your calibre and we will look out in the future for any opportunities that can lead to a better and more beneficial relationship,” Mangolele said at an event to introduce the boxer.

Mapule, who has 21 fights under her belt, has 11 wins, eight losses, two draws, and fights in two divisions – the SA Junior Middleweight and SA Middleweight. She also has a World Boxing Association fight lined up for October 22 in Mpumalanga against Kenyan boxer Charity Mukami for the Pan African Middleweight title belt.

Alex female boxer and SA Middleweight Boxing Champion Mapule 'Thunder' Ngubane carves a relationship with Busamed. Photo: Sipho Siso
Alex female boxer and SA Middleweight Boxing Champion Mapule ‘Thunder’ Ngubane carves a relationship with Busamed. Photo: Sipho Siso

Asked whether she thought she would win this one, Mapule confidently retorted, “I don’t think, I will win it. Since I joined the Jersey Joe Boxing Gym under my new manager, I am more focused on training and raring to go.”

Before boxing, Mapule used to lift weights and play soccer with the boys until she met some Hillbrow girls who were into boxing and they enticed her into it. “Since then, I have never looked back.”

Alex boxer and SA Middleweight Boxing Champion Mapule 'Thunder' Ngubane talks about her upcoming fight. Photo: Sipho Siso
Alex boxer and SA Middleweight Boxing Champion Mapule ‘Thunder’ Ngubane talks about her upcoming fight. Photo: Sipho Siso

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