Cape Town – South African actress Angelique Gerber has expressed gratitude after defeating singer Tasché Burger in a boxing match at a BoxOp event over the weekend.
According to The Citizen, Gerber announced earlier this year that she will compete in the first-ever female fight in a BoxOp event.
She asked fans to tag the person they wanted to see in the boxing ring with her, and in the end, Burger accepted the fight.
Gerber and Burger both took part in the boxing match to raise awareness about gender-based violence.
The match took place at SuperSport Park in Centurion.
Gerber won by a unanimous decision, winning on points, and was crowned champion of BoxOp Edition Three.
Taking to her Instagram timeline she thanked God and multiple people, including her supporters, coaches and event organisers.
“Here you go: Thank you first of all to my Heavenly Father, and every person who prayed for my fight. Secondly, I am just GRATEFUL for the awareness we were able to create against Gender Violence in collaboration with @familyprotectionassociationsa and @yellowforsurvivors!”
“Thirdly, thank you @boxopsa (the ENTIRE team) for the event and for such a successful day and evening! @janisellis joh you were my right hand, @vanes.mari you were so supportive all the time I appreciate you. Then… thanks to my coaches @stephan_dlr @dricusduplessis and @vusi_for_boxing you are the BEST!! @citboxing only makes champions,” In Afrikaans wrote Gerber in an Instagram post.
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Picture: Facebook / Angelique Gerber
Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo