Limpopo-born and SA national female lightweight boxing champion, Raider “The Earthquake” Muleba is booming with confidence ahead of her title defense.

Muleba will trade punches with challenger Bonita van Jaarsveld at the Emerald Casino in the Free State on Saturday, 12 August.

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Muleba says van Jaarsveld will pay for the previous fight’s cancellation in Polokwane on 28 April.

“I signed a contract to defend my title against van Jaarsveld at Meropa Casino in April. But the tournament was canceled two days before the fight,” she was speaking after a training session.

“I was so upset that I nearly hung up my boxing gloves. Now I am going to hit her so hard to defend my title,” added Muleba.

RAIDER MULEBA BOOMING WITH CONFIDENCE

She and Van Jaarsveld have fought against each other on three occasions.

“We drew in our first fight, then she won the second fight, and I won the third fight. It’s going to be a war in the ring this time.

“She is not a weakling, but I am now a champion and have improved tremendously. I do my sparring with male boxers in the gym, and I have never been so fit before a fight. She is about to see why I am called The Earthquake,” she said.