Boxing promoter

Mbali Nxonxo Zantsi

“I have learned that I am much stronger than I thought I was and can make a huge impact on a family’s wellbeing by just assisting one individual. I have learned that courage is not the absence of fear but to conquer and triumph over it.”

Mbali Zantsi, one of South Africa’s first female boxing promoters, is president of Showtime Boxing Promotions. She hosted the first-ever all-female boxing tournament in Durban, in 2007, and has raised the profile of women’s boxing significantly.