Countdown to Sunday’s ‘Showstoppers’

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Pic: NICK LOURENS APRIL 19, 2017GOLDENGLOVESSA Itching for action: the boxers involved in Sunday’s tournament at Emperors Palace. With just four days to go until the “Showstoppers” tournament at Emperors Palace, the boxing community is already abuzz, as was evident at the pre-fight weigh-in at the Smith’s Gym on Wednesday afternoon. All the fighters bar […]

Sharp-eyed Ellis weighs in on Mchunu v Muller

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The cruiserweight shootout between Thabiso Mchunu and Johnny Muller ought to be a cracking affair. Picture: N-SQUARED   With a boxing career spanning 55 years, encompassing amateur and pro fighting, managing, promoting, matchmaking and administering, Jeff Ellis has more than earned his dues. He’s a boxing savant who has already forgotten what most of us are […]

New WBA Pan African super middleweight champion

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Patrick Mukala Rising star boxer Patrick Mukala was crowned the new WBA Pan African super middleweight champion on Saturday evening, he beat  Daniel Lartey with a convincing TKO in the 8th round of there 12 round bout. Veteran trainer Ashley Fourie said,  despite Mukala, 23, from Congo, being matched against the dangerous Daniel Lartey,  Mukala has […]

Magwaca wins WBF belt

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by Ron Jackson 01 April 2017, 12:56   South Africa’s Mzuvukile Magwaca captured the vacant World Boxing Federation bantamweight belt when he beat Jason Canoy from the Philippines on a 12-round split decision in Khayelitsha near Cape Town on Friday night. Judges Clifford Mbelu and Eddie Marshall scored the fight 117-112 and 117-110 in favour […]

South African Champions

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THE CHAMPIONS Willie Smith – bantamweight, British version (1927) Toweel – bantamweight, Universal (1950) Taylor – WBA bantamweight (1973) Mathebula – WBA flyweight (1980) Coetzee – WBA heavyweight (1983) Crous – WBA junior heavyweight (1984) Mitchell – WBA junior lightweight (1986) Ncita – WBA & IBF junior featherweight (1990) Thobela – WBO lightweight (1990) Mitchell […]