Actress Angelique Gerber and Singer Tasché Burger Entertain in BOXOP 3 Main Event

Actress Angelique Gerber and Singer Tasché Burger Entertain in BOXOP 3 Main Event

  • The third edition of BOXOP took place at SuperSport Park in Centurion, south of the capital Tshwane
  • Actress Angelique Gerber and singer Tasché Burger in the latest boxing match involving local celebrities
  • This was not the only entertainment on the day as those were treated by some of the finest music acts

The much-anticipated fight Saturday night between two of South Africa’s leading female celebrities kept a live audience on the edge of their seats at SuperSport Park in Centurion.

Renowned actress Angelique Gerber won on points against songstress Tasché Burger, being crowned champion of BOXOP Edition Three. This was the first installment in the series to present a women's boxing match as the headline feature.

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Tasche Burger (blue) and Angelique Gerber (red) in action during BOXOP 3. Image source: Anton Wannenburg & BOXOP.
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Streamed nationwide and around the world, the ‘showdown of the year’ in the Women’s Super-Featherweight Division was contested over four rounds of one and half minutes each. Every second was a nail-biter, the fight seesawed like a rollercoaster until the bell sounded at the end of the last round.

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Gerber climbed into the ring as part of her long-term commitment to help mitigate the impact of gender-based violence and raise funds for the Family Protection Association, an NGO dedicated to rescuing women and children from abusive and violent situations.

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Rock musician and recent The Voice SA winner Burger fought on behalf of everybody who faces ‘the indignity of intolerance and ignorance’ day after day and raised funds for Yellow for Survivors, an NPC dedicated to providing resources and safe spaces for victims of r*pe and gender-based abuse.

A cheque of R250 000 was split and handed over to the two organisations after the fight.

A line-up of some of SA’s best-loved performers - Francois van Coke, Karlien van Jaarsveld, Early B, Brendan Peyper, Refentse, Janie Bay, Kurt Darren, Rubber Duc, Synth Peter, Posduif, Jan Bloukaas and Sunset Sweatshop – rocked SuperSport Park before the fight and deep into the night afterward.

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Jaco Geyer of Blue Banana Events said

“We congratulate Angelique and Tasché on their fearless performances. Their dedication to their respective causes is an inspiration. We also thank everybody in South Africa and the rest of the world who have watched BOXOP 3 via livestream.”

Jackson Chauke and Mustapha Mukapasi headline ESPN Africa Boxing 19 in ABU flyweight title fight

The 19th edition of the monthly ESPN Boxing Africa fight night will descend on the Galleria in Sandton, Johannesburg on Thursday, 28 July.

The main fight involves South Africa's Jackson Chauke and Tanzanian Mustapha Mukapasi will battle it out for the ABU flyweight title in 12 rounds.

The co-main event will see home favourite Xolisani Ndongenitry negotiate the unknown challenge of the Philippines' Reymond Yanong in an intriguing 10-round super flyweight fight.

Source: Sports Brief News