The thoughts of the Golden Gloves family are with two prominent local boxing families.
The first is Joshua Studdard, the prospect whose father Rocky succumbed to illness on Thursday morning. Continue reading
In modern boxing, it’s not good enough to be merely outstanding. You must be popular too.
This is the position WBO super-lightweight champion Terence Crawford finds himself in. He is one of the best fighters in the sport, but he remains little-known beyond boxing’s hard-core followers.
That could change this weekend when he steps out of his Omaha stronghold to fight Hank Lundy at Madison Square Garden. Continue reading
Everyone who is anyone in Joburg boxing was at the Golden Gloves open day held at the HotBox gym on Wednesday ahead of the “Supercharged” tournament at Emperors Palace next month.
And in a surprise twist, highly regarded Simphiwe Khonco was officially welcomed to his new home, having recently signed with trainer Colin Nathan. Continue reading
IBO lightweight champion Xolisani Ndongeni will make his much-awaited return to the ring on April 1.
The unbeaten boxer (20-0) will fight on a Sijuta Promotions bill in East London where he ranks as one of the biggest local stars.
Nomeva’s last fight was in November when he stopped wily Jasper Seroka. Continue reading
In a major coup for Colin Nathan, top boxer Simphiwe Khonco has joined his HotBox gym.
Just a few months ago Nathan was plotting to beat the Eastern Cape talent; now he’s joined forces with him for an assault on the world title.
Last September, Nathan’s star pupil, Hekkie Budler, beat Khonco in a rousing fight for the WBA and IBO titles. Khonco was outstanding in that and although Budler prevailed, he acknowledged his rival for his outstanding performance. Continue reading
Jason Bedeman, who has fought both Grant Fourie and Warren Joubert, is picking Fourie to do the double when he fights Joubert in their rematch on March 19.
“I’d love a rematch with either,” said Bedeman, who is just 26. “When I fought Grant he was a much better boxer. Warren was very lucky against me. He doesn’t hit hard . . . Grant has nothing to worry about. I reckon Grant wins it, hands down.” Continue reading
Given the ever-popular open days at HotBox gym, another such event will take place at the Glenhazel venue next Wednesday, February 24.
Starting at noon, the boxers on the March 19 fight card, “Supercharged” at Emperors Palace, will enjoy a light workout and also mingle with members of the media and the public. Continue reading