If Boxing South Africa still bothered with naming a Prospect of the Year, chances are that young Joshua Studdard would be in the running.
The exciting junior-bantamweight ran his record to 7-0 on Sunday with his stoppage defeat of fellow prospect Sihle Jelwana on Sunday. Continue reading
Golden Gloves is preparing for a major press conference, to be held at SuperSport on May 11.
Promoter Rodney Berman says the conference will officially launch the “Night of Reckoning” tournament at Emperors Palace on June 11. Continue reading
Long a fan of world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, promoter Rodney Berman has invited boxing’s most exciting fighter to the “Night of Reckoning” tournament at Emperors Palace on June 11.
Berman has reached out to the Kazakh juggernaut via Tom Loeffler, Golovkin’s promoter and a long-time friend of Berman’s. Continue reading
Things are looking up for Kevin Lerena.
After bombing out Johnny Muller on Sunday, he is now in line for a favourable rating by the WBA and WBO after promoter Rodney Berman wrote to both world bodies seeking a top 10 ranking in both. Continue reading
For nine rounds the pair waged an absorbing war. In the 10th, like a hungry shark sniffing blood in the water, Kevin Lerena sensed weakness and then swarmed all over Johnny Muller, forcing a dramatic stoppage in the headliner at Emperors Palace on Sunday afternoon.
Lerena’s sense of relief at getting the win was palpable. The cruiserweight roared his approval and then posed like a preening peacock on the ropes. “I told you so!” he bellowed to a crowd that came out in big numbers to support him. Continue reading
South Africa’s Ryno Liebenberg busted up Erik Skoglund, but it wasn’t enough as the Swede outboxed him over a gritty, hard-fought 12 rounds in Stockholm last night.
Liebenberg pressed hard the whole night, but the judges sided with the home man 117-110, 117-110, 115-113, who lifted the vacant IBO International light-heavyweight belt. Continue reading
IBO lightweight champion Xolisani Ndongeni entered the ring dancing and ululating on Friday night.
Barely five minutes later he left the same way after savagely defeating Tanzania’s Emilio Norfat in a one-sided beatdown at East London’s famed Orient Theatre. Continue reading
It’s a triple treat for boxing fans on SuperSport this weekend with three major tournaments on offer.
On Friday, Sijuta Promotions is hosting a major bill in East London headlined by former WBA super-featherweight champion Simpiwe Vetyeka. It also includes IBO lightweight champion Xolisani Ndongeni (against Emilio Norfat) and former IBF title-holder Nkosinathi Joyi (against Oscar Nkwankwa). Continue reading