An array of top fighters stepped into the light at SuperSport on Thursday afternoon for the launch of “Southpaw Showdown”, taking place at Emperors Palace on October 22.
It was a Who’s Who of SA boxing as the like of Welcome Ncita, Dingaan Thobela, Brian Mitchell, Sebastiaan Rothmann, Harold Volbrecht and Pierre Coetzer mingled with modern-day fighters like Simphiwe Konkco, Hekkie Budler and Kevin Lerena. Continue reading
Boxing’s two best pound-for-pound fighters and two of the sport’s biggest stars, unified middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, (35-0, 32KO’s) and WBC flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (45-0, 38 KO’s), hosted joint media workouts yesterday from their training camps at the The Summit high altitude training facility in Big Bear Lake, California. Continue reading
The line–up for October 22’s “Southpaw Showdown” at Emperors Palace is an open secret, but it will nonetheless be confirmed at a media workout taking place at SuperSport in Randburg tomorrow.
The majority of the boxers will be in attendance, including Hekkie Budler, Siyabonga Siyo, Kevin Lerena, Nyelisani Thagambege and DeeJay Kriel. Continue reading
He’s quietly carving out a name for himself as one of South Africa’s most astute trainers.
Come October, Welcome Ncita hopes to announce himself when his little fighter, Siyabonga Siyo, challenges Hekkie Budler for the WBA Pan-Africa title at Emperors Palace. Continue reading
In an enormous coup, Golden Gloves has signed Rio Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov to a promotional contract.
The Uzbek won the gold medal in the light-flyweight division earlier in the week and was so dominant at the Games that he is in line for the Val Barker trophy, awarded to the best boxer overall. Continue reading
SuperSport HQ could be a lively place next week when Kevin Lerena and Ryno Liebenberg spar ahead of the “Super Four” final in October.
Both have different assignments – Lerena fights Micki Nielsen and Liebenberg travels to box Enrico Kölling of Germany – but there is bound to be a fair bit of needle at the media workout. Continue reading
The famous skull and crossbones of Orlando Pirates could illuminate Emperors Palace on October 22 when the final of the “Super Four” takes place.
Promoter Rodney Berman, who has enjoyed a long-standing friendship with soccer kingpin Irvin Khoza, the owner of Pirates, has extended an invitation to the whole squad to attend. Continue reading
In a fight that might well be called “Unfinished Business”, DeeJay Kriel and Nyelisani Thagambega will square off for a return match at Emperors Palace in October. Continue reading
It will be a battle of southpaws when Chris van Heerden fights at Emperors Palace on October 22 after Golden Gloves secured the signature of Sacky Shikukutu of Namibia as his opponent.
It will be Van Heerden’s first fight in South Africa in over three years, having fought out of the American East coast in the interim. Continue reading