Get ready for an epic showdown as popular actress Khanyi Mbau takes on influencer Zodwa Rebecca Libram, better known as Zodwa Wabantu, in a celebrity boxing match at the Ridge Hotel in Mpumalanga on Sunday, 22 October. This historic event, confirmed by promoter Arnold “Squire” Nododile, will mark the first-ever female celebrity exhibition boxing match-up in Africa.
Khanyi Mbau and Zodwa Wabantu, both well-known media personalities, have been making headlines for years. Not only for their successful careers but also for their controversial personal lives. It was reported that they once shared a romantic connection with Mandla Mthembu, who was married to Mbau, and they allegedly had children by him.
The upcoming match has already generated a buzz, and with Nododile’s partnership with Sanabo, the event will also feature three female amateur bouts as curtain raisers between Mpumalanga and Limpopo. This additional excitement is sure to bring even more attention to the main event.
Arnold “Squire” Nododile is also in advanced talks to secure a broadcast partnership with BET Africa, ensuring that fans across the continent can witness this historic moment. With the massive following that both Khanyi Mbau and Zodwa Wabantu have, a large attendance is expected at the Ridge Hotel on the day of the event.
It’s worth noting that celebrity boxing matches have become increasingly popular in recent years, with various well-known personalities stepping into the ring to settle their differences or simply entertain their fans. Award-winning rapper Cassper Nyovest, for example, faced singer and actor Anga “Naakmusiq” Makubalo in Sun City in April 2022.
Although he lost that match, he quickly bounced back and knocked out multi-talented rapper Priddy Ugly in just 2 minutes at SunBet Arena in Tshwane on Saturday evening, 2 October 2022.
But Cassper Nyovest’s journey didn’t end there. In April, he went head-to-head with Big Zulu, who delivered a powerful hammer fist to Cassper’s face, ultimately winning the match with a knockout in the first round. This series of matches has solidified Cassper Nyovest as a formidable opponent in the celebrity boxing world.
As the date of the Khanyi Mbau vs. Zodwa Wabantu match approaches, fans and boxing enthusiasts can’t help but speculate on the outcome. Will Khanyi Mbau’s acting skills give her an advantage in the ring, or will Zodwa Wabantu’s influencer status propel her to victory? Only time will tell, but one thing is for certain – this celebrity boxing match is not to be missed!