Boxers who swap the ring for jail

The imprisonment of former world boxing champion Thabo Sonjica has brought into focus boxers arrested for rape. While a good number of boxers have been incarcerated over the years for various offences, rape features prominently among the charges. The DispatchLIVE has learnt that at least two other East London boxers, former Eastern Cape mini-flyweight champion and one-time SA challenger Thobani Mbangeni and Lulamile Booi are serving lengthy sentences for rape.

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