The World Boxing Foundation would like to express its condolences to the family of lightweight champion Mlungisi Dlamini who was tragically killed in a car accident last Friday. The “Killer Shark” as he was known in the ring fought and defended his WBF title five times and in recent months was also crowned IBO champion. WBF President Mick Croucher who was personally in attendance at many of Dlamini’s championship fights was deeply saddened upon hearing the news and recalls that “he was a good person and a good fighter and had so much more potential in the ring.“ Dlamini’s outstanding record of 21 wins and 12 knockouts in the ring will however not be forgotten and the WBF joins the boxing world in mourning the loss of a great champion..
Mlungisi Dlamini killed in car crash
International Boxing Organization lightweight champion Mlungisi Dlamini died on Friday, Jan. 29, after an automobile accident in his native South Africa. He was 27 years old. A 5-foot-10 right-hander nicknamed “Killer Shark,” Dlamini became an IBO world champion in what turned out to be his final fight – stopping countryman Zolani Marali in three rounds to capture the vacant 135-pound belt at Emperor's Palace in Kempton Park. IBO President Ed Levine was deeply affected and saddened by the sudden loss of this champion, whom he felt had unlimited potential. The IBO extends its sincere condolences and sympathy to his family.