Thema Zuma started her career in sport at a very young age, but growing up in the Rural area delayed her in terms of getting noticed, and also from getting exposed to different sport codes, till she moved to Durban where she met up with a long time desired career, which is boxing.
Thema had made a good record under SASCOC, where she was a champion. When she was under development Boxing, she later decided it was time to explore her career, and she turned a professional Boxer.
In 2017 she met her current Manager, Ms Thobile Khumalo, and she had her first fight under Zantsi Promotion in Kagiso, where she left everyone talking when she embarrassed Tshepiso Majola on a first round knock-out.
Thema also created awareness when she fought against Ugandan boxer, Natalia Bannia, and beat her on points, representing not only KwaZulu-Natal, but South Africa, early in 2018.
She recently fought for the SA title, where she lost against Mellissa Miller at the Sandton Convention Centre, but even though she lost on points, she made a good impression to her fans and also to her opponent.
Thema recently fought with Cynthia Mthembu on the 22 of September 2018 at kwa Ximba in KwaZulu-Natal, where she beat her on points.
What’s next for her? The Title fight is the next big achievement for her, hopefully before we wrap this year.
It would be also lovely to compete with Ellen Simwaka from Malawi, just a thought, I bet that will be a day action tournament.
Position: Female Boxer
Home town: KwaZulu-Natal, eDududu
Age: 25 Years
Sport: Boxing (Combat sport)
Division: Bantam weight
Total fights: 6
Photo 1 Caption: Turning pro after a successful amateur record in development boxing under SASCOC, Thema Zuma is looking to establish herself after a 5-1 record in six fights. Photo: Supplied
Photo 2 Caption: Bantam weight combat sport boxer is looking for a title fight to end the year, and would welcome a few rounds in the ring Malawi’s Ellen Simwaka. Photo: Christo Smith Photography
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