A rare boxing event takes place this weekend in New York – a clash between two unbeaten fighters in their prime.
Leo Santa Cruz of Mexico will put his WBA Super world featherweight crown on the line against IBF and WBA super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton of Northern Ireland. Continue reading
Anyone who was at Sunday’s boxing at Emperors Palace can vouch for how Lucky Monyebane’s fans almost lifted the roof off the casino venue. Continue reading
SA’s super fight looks like it will have to wait – Paul Kamanga has no interest in fighting former world champion Chris van Heerden.
“He’s gone missing in action,” said a disappointed Van Heerden yesterday. “I can’t say I blame him. He’s a good fighter, but he’s not ready for me.” Continue reading
SA welterweight champion Shaun Ness and challenger Ayanda Mthembu capped a fine afternoon’s boxing with a rousing 12-rounder in the headliner of the “Prospects of the Palace” event on Sunday.
The pair set a cracking pace and were full value throughout. Ness’ accuracy and workrate ultimately proved the difference and he prevailed by scores of 117-113, 115-114, 117-111. Continue reading
Rodney Berman admits that the tournaments featuring prospects aren’t for everyone, not least those looking to catch the big names in action.
But if you want honest-to-goodness action between determined youngsters, there will be no better stop than Emperors Palace on Sunday afternoon. It’s the third such “Prospects at the Palace” event and it looks to deliver much the same in energy and excitement as the two that preceded it. Continue reading
Kevin Lerena will be fighting for more than the cruiserweight “Super Four” title at Emperors Palace in October.
At stake, too, will be a chance to break into the lucrative American market. Continue reading
Rodney Berman is fond of dishing out advice. Given his experience, it’s best to listen up.
“Nomeva knows,” he said, “you get just one opportunity to make a good first impression.” Continue reading
Golden Gloves Boxing Promotions and Banner Promotions are pleased to announce the signing of world-ranked lightweight contender Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni to a co-promotional contract.
The 26-year-old has a perfect mark of 21-0 with 11 knockouts and is currently the IBO lightweight champion and also ranked number two by the WBA. Continue reading