“Battle stations “on the 24th Feb & “No Mercy” on March 16th will see the passing of the baton to our incredible new young prospects First up ,“ Battle Stations” sees the eagerly awaited Gauteng debut of Mari0s Matamba ,the next KO king ,in a clash against Clement Kamanga for the IBF Africa title, whilst our other hot junior welterweight prospect Jabulani Makhense, in his 7th pro fight, vies for the Pan African Title against reigning SA champ Xolani Mcotheli. Mouth watering times await fans in the junior welterweight division !!
Add in SA champ Rowan Campbell ( for the IBO Africa title) & the brilliant Ricardo Malajica & a veritable boxing feast awaits fans.
Venue: Palace of Dreams. Starting time: 14.00 Live on your channel of champions
Recognizing Peter Smith’s accomplishment – Two fighters with non existent amateur experience, & under Peter both champions in their own right .
IBO champion in his 19th professional bout!! Put into perspective, what an incredible feat & moreover he is now recognized globally as one of the leading cruiserweight’s in the world. Rowan Campbell another with no amateur background & SA champ in his 7th pro fight .Going from strength to strength with each fight & rapidly gaining recognition as a serious prospect among the super middleweight’s. Keaton Gomes – Kept under wraps,until Peter was satisfied that he could fight professionally, Peter is honing him into the perfect fighting machine. Keaton is now earmarked for a youth title in May, in only his 6th pro fight. Take a bow Peter Smith!!
Boyd Allen’s transition from mma to boxing has been nothing less than spectacular .
We were all aware of his dedication ,but ,even though already in his late twenties , accepted that his progress in the new code would require “ baby steps” & take time.
Well ,this has not been the case !! The maturity & boxing skills displayed after only only two
Fights ,sees him vying for the pan african junior middleweight title on March 16 , and we at ggl,s are confident that much bigger titles & recognition await him . Exciting times await this young man
Further testimony from Mr. Lerena clearly showed that he clearly cooperative with VADA by advising them that he had returned from holiday and was available at any time for testing. All the evidence was also provided to the IBO medical advisor for his review and opinion. Based upon all the evidence, the IBO Championships Committee concluded that the ingestion of this prohibited substance was clearly accidental and nothing more than a mistaken taking of a tablet prescribed for his wife. The Committee concluded that it would be far-fetched to believe that Mr. Lerena somehow colluded with his wife to be treated by her physician and somehow have the physician prescribe a medication intended for use by Mr. Lerena instead of his wife. The Committee also noted that the ingestion of this medication would have been clearly counterproductive to the instructions by his doctor for his rehabilitation and recovery process. Therefore, based upon a thorough examination of the substantial exculpatory evidence, it was concluded that his ingestion of this prohibited substance was clearly accidental and therefore the Champion shall retain his IBO World title.
February 24: Emperors Palace – SA super-middleweight title: Rowan Campbell v Yanya Phetani (12 rds); WBA Pan African junior-welterweight title: Xolani Mcotheli v Jabulani Makhense (12 rds); IBF All-Africa junior-welterweight title: Clement Kamanga v Marios Matamba (10 rds); Middleweight: Karabo Mokupi v Dowayne Combrink (6 rds); Junior-bantamweight: Andile Cindy v Ricardo Malajika (6 rds); Junior-middleweight: Siphiwe Ntombela v Tristan Truter (4 rds).
March 16: Emperors Palace – IBO cruiserweight title: Kevin Lerena v Artur Mann (12 rds); WBA Pan-African junior-middleweight title: John Bopape v Boyd Allen (12 rds); Gauteng light-heavyweight title: Frank Rodriguez v Michael Markram (10 rds); Middleweight: Thembani Mhlanga v Roarke Knapp (8 rds); Cruiserweight: Keaton Gomes v Faradji Said (8 rds).