Sensational Studdard moving on up


Joshua Studdard, right, doing the business against Sihle Jelwana. Pic: N-Squared

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

Berman sounds out GGG for SA

---   Photo Credit : Chris Farina -  K2 Promotions  Golovkin stops Wade In the 2nd round -- April 23, 2016 , Los Angeles, Ca. ---   Boxing Superstar and Unified World Middleweight Champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin, 34-0 (31KO’s) and  Undefeated Mandatory Challenger Dominic Wade, 18-0 (12KO’s) Saturday night.  Boxing Superstar and Undefeated, Unified World Middleweight Champion Gennady, “GGG” Golovkin, 34-0 (31KO’s) will defend his titles (WBA, IBF, IBO and WBC “Interim’) against Undefeated Mandatory Challenger Dominic Wade, 18-0 (12KO’s) on Saturday, April 23 at the Fabulous Forum in the main event at UNDEFEATED.  Co-featured will be Consensus #1 Pound-For-Pound Fighter and WBC Flyweight World Champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, 44-0 (38KO’s) battling World Ranked Contender McWilliams Arroyo, 16-2 (14KO’s) of Puerto Rico.  Both bouts will be televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. Golovkin vs. Wade is promoted by K2 Promotions, GGG Promotions and in association with TGB Promotions. Gonzalez vs. McWilliams is presented by K2 Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions and PR Best Boxing Promotions.

A triumphant Gennady Golovkin celebrates after blasting Dominic Wade in California at the weekend. Pic: Chris Farina – K2 Promotions

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

Lerena bosses Muller in supreme style


The beginning of the end for Johnny Muller as he is tagged by a hard left from Kevin Lerena on Sunday. Pic: N-Squared

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

Ryno comes up short


Erik Skoglund digs in a cracking right hand against Ryno Liebenberg on Saturday night. Pic: Sauerland Promotions

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

SuperSport’s triple treat for fight fans

ZagIt’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

Berman has plan B if KO comes


On late Sunday, only three of these five men will be smiling. Who will it be of Peter Smith, Kevin Lerena, Rodney Berman, Johnny Muller and Harold Volbrecht?

Rodney Berman isn’t one to tempt fate, but he’s put contingency plans in place in the event of either Kevin Lerena or Johnny Muller getting knocked out this weekend.

The pair top the “Brawl for it All” tournament at Emperors Palace on Sunday. Continue reading

Berman reveals Super Four


Part II: Kevin Lerena and Johnny Muller, two entrants in the Super Four cruiserweight tournament.

Golden Gloves has added an exciting new dimension to the Kevin Lerena-Johnny Muller cruiserweight fight at Emperors Palace on April 24.

Revealing the news on Tuesday morning, promoter Rodney Berman unveiled an intriguing four-man tournament that will see the winner fight former world title challenger Roberto Bolonti on June 11. Continue reading