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June 29th 2015

A common refrain in boxing is that it’s often harder hanging onto your title than to win it. Having taken 11 years to climb that mountain, SA junior-welterweight champion Warren Joubert has no plans of giving it up his belt any time soon – and that spells bad news for Grant Fourie. Joubert spilled his [&hellip

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June 26th 2015

Proof that all is not well in local boxing has been underscored by yet another damning missive by renowned analyst Eric Armit. Boxing can make you cynical. After a former Governor of North Cotabato in the Philippines took the step of writing an open letter to South African President Jacob Zuma requesting that he get [&hellip

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June 25th 2015

The fighters may have taken all the attention up to now, but next month’s Young Guns tournament at Emperors Palace will also showcase the best of South African boxing’s trainers. Peter Smith (Kevin Lerena), Colin Nathan (Warren Joubert), Harold Volbrecht (Dowayne Combrink and Grant Fourie), Vuyani Bungu (Giovanni Bushby) and Nick Durandt (Deon Coetzee) all [&hellip

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June 23rd 2015

A loss is always hard for a fighter to digest, but Kevin Lerena has done it the right way since his all-action fight against Johnny Muller. Neither angry nor in denial, he has eagerly taken the lessons aboard in his quest to become a better, more rounded boxer. “The fight taught me so much,” he [&hellip

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June 19th 2015

Kevin Lerena against Deon Coetzee tops the triple-header “Young Guns” tournament at Emperors Palace on July 30. It will be Lerena’s first crack at a national title against a fighter who can be very threatening, not having lost since 2012. It is an opportunity for Lerena (12-1, 7 KOs) to get back in the reckoning [&hellip

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