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Zodwa Wabantu challenges Manaka Ranaka

Award-winning actress Manaka Ranaka later this October will be stepping into the boxing ring to battle it out with socialite and exotic dancer Zodwa Wabantu. Wabantu finally has a confirmed opponent for the celebrity boxing match after actress and reality TV star Khanyi Mbau denied she would be stepping into the ring.

Celebrity boxing matches are becoming a thing in Mzansi. Rapper Cassper Nyovest ignited quite the frenzy when he first took on controversial YouTuber Slik Talk and rapper Priddy Ugly.

Ranaka who portrays the character Lucy on SABC1’s ‘Generations: The Legacy’ is amped up for the big night and has been exchanging banter with Zodwa online.

In one video, Ranaka challenges Zodwa telling her to come into the ring with her G-string, proclaiming she isn’t afraid of the racy dancer.

“@zodwalibram laaaaaaaaaleeeeela👂🏽 Skhokhorinko angijimi 🏋🏿‍♂️ and angikusabi 💪🏾 shem!!! I’m challenging YOU kwi #InfinityBoxing 🥊🥊🥊

Zodwa has responded and will be stepping into the boxing ring with her signature G-string look and told Ranaka she might find herself in it.

The celebrity boxing match is part of the Rise of Women in Boxing tournament to be staged on October 27 at the Ridge Casino, eMalahleni, in Mpumalanga.

News of the two ladies stepping into the boxing ring has sparked quite the reaction from fans with some surprised that the match was even happening. Others have already decided which celebrity they are placing their bets on.

Mamsholoz wrote: “TeamManaka me any day even if they say you are fighting with Bhiyonse I am team Manaka.” Therealsimbulelemuleka said: “I can’t wait for the fight😂you are both hilarious 😭”

In other news – Actor Sam Underwood arrested after alleged domestic battery incident

Actor Sam Underwood has been arrested on domestic battery charges after reports of a disturbance in Los Angeles, PEOPLE confirms. The actor, 36, best known for his role in Fear the Walking Dead, was taken into Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) custody after he allegedly got into a physical altercation with a woman, a spokesperson for the LAPD tells PEOPLE.

Law enforcement responded to a 911 call about a disturbance in an apartment in the Los Angeles area on Saturday, Oct. 7 around 2:30 a.m. When they arrived on the scene, police were informed of a domestic quarrel that allegedly grew physical. Read More

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