GGG and Chocolatito in running for ‘Best Fighter’

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Gennady Golovkin dominating David Lemieux. Pic: Courtesy Rich Schultz/AP

Boxing superstar and unified middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, (35-0, 32 KOs) and consensus number one pound-for-pound fighter in the World, WBC flyweight world champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, (45-0, 38 KOs) top the 2016 “Best Fighter” category for this year’s prestigious ESPY AWARDS, taking place in Los Angeles on July 13. Continue reading

Joubert out to do the double

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Warren Joubert, right, against Jason Bedeman.

Crowd-pleasing Warren Joubert will make the first defence of his South African junior-welterweight title against Lungisa Jikani in Soweto on Friday night.

The fight tops a Rainbow Promotions tournament that will be broadcast live on SS Select (ch 210, 7pm). Continue reading

Welterweight Super Four busy brewing

Image-1Given the early success of the cruiserweight “Super Four”, promoter Rodney Berman is planning to put together a similar tournament for top welterweights.

Berman said that the idea had percolated for a while, but he was convinced to start putting things together after the recent opening round of the cruiserweight contests. Continue reading