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

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

Nomeva eyes Las Vegas lights

XNGolden Gloves has confirmed that Xolisani Ndongeni’s next fight will take place in Las Vegas in coming months.

His US debut will be on the popular ShoBox network and will open the IBO champion up to a vast new audience. A shortlist of challengers is being considered with an announcement shortly. Continue reading

Golden Gloves maps out the future

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Rodney Berman with Super Four finalists Kevin Lerena and Micki Nielsen. Pic: N-SQUARED

Given the scale and class of Simphiwe Khonco’s IBO triumph on Saturday, Rodney Berman has already opened negotiations for a mega-fight down the line.

He has spoken to top South American fight against Marcelo Di Croce about getting Khonco in the mix for the IBF belt, held by Mexico’s Jose Argumedo. Continue reading

Khonco all class and Super Four down to two

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Simphiwe Khonco gets in a stinging right cross on his way to claiming the vacant IBO title against Siyabonga Siyo on Saturday. Pic: N-SQUARED

In a high-quality fight that topped the bill at Emperors Palace on Saturday, Simphiwe Khonco put on a master class against whipper-snapping challenger Siyabonga Siyo.

While many believed that Siyo would have too many moves and too much energy for the older Khonco, it was the teacher who showed the pupil the way on his way to claiming the vacant IBO strawweight championship against the undefeated Siyo. Continue reading