Upcoming Events

February 24 – Emperors Palace (subject to BSA approval) – SA super-middleweight title: Rowan Campbell v Yanya Phetani (12 rds); WBA Pan African junior-welterweight title: Xolani Mcotheli v Jabulani Makhense (10 rds); Gauteng light-heavyweight title: Frank Rodriguez v Michael Markram (10 rds); middleweight: Konkolo Tshimanga v Dowayne Combrink (6 rds); junior-bantamweight: Andile Cindy v Ricardo Malajika (6 rds).

March 16 – Emperors Palace – Featuring IBO cruiserweight champion Kevin Lerena + Boyd Allen + Keaton Gomes.

 

Berman runs the rule over 2018 and takes a run at the new year

Rodney Berman with SA boxing great and ex-Golden Gloves boxers Welcome Ncita and Brian MItchell.

You signed off the year with an outstanding show on Saturday. Congratulations. What were your other highlights of the past year?
‘It must be all the young talent coming through. Having said that, fighters like Thulani Mbenge have proven they can be a force and Kevin Lerena continues to astound me. I’m not saying Kevin beats them all, but he can compete with anyone in the cruiserweight division. Thabiso Mchunu has also come back nicely, so he and Kevin are nicely on the scene. It was also encouraging to see a war horse like Walter Dlamini winning a national title.
‘I’ve also taken great pride in the success of our young trainers, guys like Colin Nathan, the Smith brothers, Anton Gilmore, Alan Toweel and Vusi Mtolo. Our boxers flourish off the hard work of these trainers.’ Continue reading