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Herbert Nkabiti (March 27, 1981 – April 29, 2017) was a male boxer from Botswana, best known for winning the Junior Welterweight Silver Medal at the 2007 All-Africa Games as an amateur. He was undefeated in his first ten professional bouts.
At the Commonwealth Games in 2006, Nkabiti lost his second fight to eventual English winner James Russan. At the All-Africa Games, he defeated Rasheed Lawal and Rachid Tariket, but lost the final to Hastings Bwalya. He failed to qualify for the 2008 Olympics, losing his bout in the Olympic qualifier to Hamza Hassini.
Between 2009 and 2014, Nkabiti compiled a 12-2-1 record, going unbeaten in his first bouts. On April 28, 2017, Nkabiti received a head injury in a fight with South African boxer Willers Baloyi. After sustaining a big uppercut, Nkabiti complained to his corner he was having trouble breathing. Nkabiti was taken from the ring, sedated, and rushed by ambulance to Sunwood Hospital. A CAT scan revealed Nkabiti had an old hairline fracture in his skull.
Nkabiti was moved to Thelle Mogoerane, a state of the art medical facility in Vosloorus, in an attempt to save his life. He died on April 29, 2017.