One of the Musangwe organising groups in Limpopo have arranged a tournament in honour of Phillip ‘Time Bomb’ Ndou. The event to honour one of the best boxers ever produced in South Africa to date will be held in Tshifudi, Vhembe on Saturday, 20 May.

One of the organisers, Mafhungo Mphathele says they were proud of the fact that, before Ndou had become a professional boxer, he had been a bare-knuckle fighter himself.

Musangwe fighters to honour Phillip 'Time Bomb' Ndou
Fighters in Tshifudi, Limpopo

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“We will also be honouring him for being the only African boxer to have fought the American boxing icon, Floyd Mayweather,” he told Limpopo Mirror.

Ndou grew up in Makwarela township and made international headlines in boxing. He represented South Africa at the 1996 Olympics Games in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States.

Musangwe fighters to honour Phillip 'Time Bomb' Ndou
Onlookers during a Musangwe fight


After that, he joined the stable under late training guru, Nick Durant. He also won the South African Featherweight Championship when he stopped Jackie Gunguluza in the third round on 21 March 1999.

Now 46, Ndou fought 42 times, with 37 wins and five losses. His boxing record stood at 37-5 (34 KO wins, 3 KO losses).

Mphathele has called on all the bare-knuckle fighters and fans to attend the tournament on Saturday. It starts at 08:00.