The open workout at Smith’s Gym on Tuesday afternoon may have had elements of being a media exercise, but the steel and focus of the fighters was strongly evident. Continue reading
A former two-time world champion with a strong South African connection will be guiding the fortunes of Denmark’s Micki Nielsen when he fights Johnny Muller next weekend.
Joey Gamache was one of the world’s top lightweights in the 1990s, winning championships at both junior-lightweight and lightweight. For years there was speculation that he would fight Brian Mitchell, but this never came off. Continue reading
Junior Makabu is one of the continent’s biggest punchers of the past 10 years and this weekend he plans on making it all come together when he fights England’s Tony Bellew for the WBC cruiserweight championship. Continue reading
Experienced Berit Andreasen of Denmark will be one of the judges for Micki Nielsen’s Super Four opener against Johnny Muller on June 11.
The other two will be from South Africa and a neutral country, ensuring a fairer outcome in the event of the fight going to points. Continue reading
The headliners on the “Night of Reckoning” tournament will showcase their wares at two open days in Johannesburg next week.
On Tuesday (12 noon) Smith’s Gym in Cedar Square will be open for fans to attend the open workout featuring Kevin Lerena, Johnny Muller and Micki Nielsen, three of the four fighters in the “Super Four” cruiserweight event. Continue reading
Micki Nielsen won’t have many secrets when he fights Johnny Muller in the “Super Four” tournament at Emperors Palace next month.
The young Dane, just 23, is unbeaten and is the bookmakers’ favourite to win the inaugural title. Continue reading
The Super Four cruiserweight tournament continues to gain momentum with interest from all corners of South Africa.
Given the excitement, Golden Gloves has agreed to have a special belt made for the champion, who will be crowned at Emperors Palace in October. Continue reading
One of the depressing realities of SA boxing is that championship belts have stopped being awarded to local title-holders.
It’s a sad state of affairs that Golden Gloves, in its own way, wants to address. Rodney Berman has commissioned a number of SA championship belts to be manufactured for a number of its current or former national champions, namely Kevin Lerena, Johnny Muller, Warren Joubert, Grant Fourie, Sean Ness and Ryno Liebenberg. Continue reading
“Prospects at the Palace III” is in the works with July 24 at Emperors Palace the place to be.
Promoters Rodney Berman and Jeff Ellis have discovered a winning formula and plan to stick with it as their plans take shape for the third edition of the popular event. Continue reading
Upon the announcement of the “Night of Reckoning” tournament last week, the sharpest comment came from the lips of cruiserweight contender Johnny Muller.
Speculating about being motivated for the Super Four contest, Muller said, “If you’re South African, you have no problem getting motivated for a million Rand-plus.” Continue reading
Siyabonga Siyo has operated largely on the fringes of South African boxing.
Next month, he will be thrust into the limelight when he heads the “Night of Reckoning” bill at Emperors Palace, fighting crosstown rival Simphiwe Khonco for the IBO mini-flyweight championship. Continue reading
A compelling championship fight between Eastern Cape rivals Simphiwe Khonco and Siyabonga Siyo will headline the “Night of Reckoning” bill at Emperors Palace on June 11.
Announcing the tournament at SuperSport in Johannesburg on Wednesday afternoon, promoter Rodney Berman also lifted the lid on the Super Four cruiserweight event that will form part of the fight card. Continue reading
Marriage, fatherhood and now a new home.
Throw in a career-best win and it’s all coming up roses for SA cruiserweight champion Kevin Lerena. Continue reading