Rodney Berman admits that the tournaments featuring prospects aren’t for everyone, not least those looking to catch the big names in action.
But if you want honest-to-goodness action between determined youngsters, there will be no better stop than Emperors Palace on Sunday afternoon. It’s the third such “Prospects at the Palace” event and it looks to deliver much the same in energy and excitement as the two that preceded it. Continue reading
Kevin Lerena will be fighting for more than the cruiserweight “Super Four” title at Emperors Palace in October.
At stake, too, will be a chance to break into the lucrative American market. Continue reading
Rodney Berman is fond of dishing out advice. Given his experience, it’s best to listen up.
“Nomeva knows,” he said, “you get just one opportunity to make a good first impression.” Continue reading
Golden Gloves Boxing Promotions and Banner Promotions are pleased to announce the signing of world-ranked lightweight contender Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni to a co-promotional contract.
The 26-year-old has a perfect mark of 21-0 with 11 knockouts and is currently the IBO lightweight champion and also ranked number two by the WBA. Continue reading
Cuban boxing genius Guillermo Rigondeux tops a major UK fight card against James Dickens this weekend, but it is an undercard fight that will hold intrigue for SA fight fans.
Despite closing in on his 43rd birthday, veteran Mzonke Fana, who hails from Khayelitsha, will go in search of his second world title when he challenges unbeaten WBO champion Terry Flanagan. Continue reading
Shaun Ness has never been someone to shirk hard work, so it came as no surprise to discover that he’s taken to training after hours ahead of his title defence against Ayanda Mthembu in 12 days’ time. Continue reading
Tonight’s Sergey Kovalev-Isaac Chilemba fight won’t be broadcast live on SuperSport.
I spoke to them and they said that HBO had offered it on a “tape delay” basis, meaning it will only be broadcast in a day or two. Continue reading
Promoter Rodney Berman isn’t in the habit of sticking his neck out, but this week he predicted that DeeJay Kriel would follow in the footsteps of Hekkie Budler.
It was a bold claim, but Berman says that from what he’s seen, Kriel has the hallmarks of a future champion. Better still, he shares a gym with the former two-time world champion and is happy to be the youngster in the teacher-pupil dynamic at the HotBox gym. Continue reading