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July 29th 2014

Like Evander Holyfield, who we could never be sure retired or not, the comments section on goldengloves.co.za will be making a comeback. I was determined to stick to my guns, but many personal letters, calls and emails have forced my hand. The site was, I discovered, a valuable forum for fight fans to air their views. I [&hellip

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July 28th 2014

The five-fight bill for next weekend’s Chesa Nyama “Silver Salvo” tournament at Emperors Palace has been signed off. The two top-liners, featuring Ryno Liebenberg and Thabo Sonjica in separate title bouts, will be supplemented by Kevin Lerena’s international cruiserweight fight against Marcos Antonio Ahumada (14-2), plus ever-popular Ashley Dlamini (14-2-2) against Thanduxolo Gatyeni at junior-lightweight [&hellip

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July 25th 2014

Thabo Sonjica may be the best fighter you’ve never heard of. But that could all change come August 9 when the southpaw defends his IBO super-bantamweight title against Roli Gasca of the Philippines. But for two fights in Gauteng five years ago, all of Sonjica’s bouts have taken place in the Eastern Cape, near his home in [&hellip

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July 24th 2014

Boxing’s biggest hitter will be featured live on SuperSport this weekend. WBA and IBO middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, who has knocked out his last 16 opponents, puts his belt on the line against highly regarded Australian Daniel Geale in New York on Saturday night (live SS6/HD from 2.30am Sunday). Golovkin has become a popular TV staple based [&hellip

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July 22nd 2014

Former world champion Malcolm Klassen returns to the ring September 29. Now in his 15th year as a pro, Klassen will return to the scene of his greatest triumph, Emperors Palace, where he won the IBF junior-lightweight belt against Gairy St Clair in 2006. He’s had an up and down career since – losing, regaining and again [&hellip

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