In an event organized by Infinity International Boxing, celebrities Zodwa Wabantu and Manaka Ranaka stepped into the boxing match. This unique event took place at The Ridge Casino in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga, on a Sunday. The match was dedicated to celebrating women in the sport of boxing. After three intense rounds, the judges declared the match a draw.

Also read: The Celebrity Boxing Match: Zodwa Wabantu and Manaka Ranaka

The Aftermath and Social Media Reaction

Following the match, a video of the bout went viral on social media, catapulting Zodwa and Manaka to the top of trending lists. Social media users were intrigued by the match, questioning why the stars didn’t knock each other out but instead seemed to be running from each other and pinning each other to the ground.

Zodwa’s Experience and Future in Boxing

Despite having no prior experience in boxing, Zodwa underwent training for the match. However, she expressed that she doesn’t foresee herself stepping into the ring again, but she will continue to support the sport. She explained her participation in the event as a way to bring attention to women who are passionate about boxing and use it as a means to support their families. She emphasized that boxing is a sport that deserves more attention from the black community.

Mutual Respect Between Zodwa and Manaka

Despite their bout in the ring, Zodwa clarified that there’s no animosity between her and Manaka. She praised Manaka’s spirit and character, drawing parallels between them. She expressed her love for Manaka and mentioned that they had a conversation after the fight.

Manaka Ranaka and Zodwa Wabantu boxing match

By Shamiso Miracle

Shamiso Miracle completed her degree in journalism and media studies at the University of Zimbabwe before honing her skills at Savanna News. She then went on to work at iHarare News, becoming a voice for everyday SA citizens who wanted to share their stories. When she's not writing news that entertains and inspires ,Shamiso is an avid reader and a wellness bunny.

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