Ali Funeka

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Name: Ali Funeka
Alias: Rush Hour
Birth Name: Ali Mziyanda Funeka
Hometown: Mdantsane, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Birthplace: Mdantsane, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 185cm
Reach: 183cm
Pro Boxer: Record

Trainer: Vuyani Bungu

Minor Titles Held

  • WBO Africa Welterweight Title (2015-16)
  • IBO World Welterweight Title (2014-15)
  • South African Light Welterweight Title (2014)
  • WBF Light Welterweight Title (2011-12)
  • WBC International Lightweight Title (2006-07)
  • South African Super Featherweight Title (2004-06)


Funeka was suspended following his March 2010 rematch against Joan Guzman for failing the post-fight drug test. Funeka tested positive for the banned diuretic hydrochlorothiazide and was subsequently suspended for nine months, fined $35,000 and was forced to return the $15,625 he received for making weight. [1]