The first local boxing extravaganza of 2017, “Thunder and Lightning” at Emperors Palace, will be launched in Johannesburg next week. Continue reading
Johnny Muller has been matched seriously tough in his past three fights and gets a chance to work his way back into the win column at Emperors Palace on Thursday. Continue reading
It’s never a good idea to disregard Harold Volbrecht, so when the former welterweight champion says to look out for Eric Kapia Mukadi, listen up. Continue reading
Enrico Koelling has been instructed to start preparing for his rematch with Ryno Liebenberg, tentatively scheduled for Emperors Palace on February 4.
“We’re putting plans into place, but it’s almost certainly going to happen,” said Rodney Berman, who must iron out a few minor details with German counterpart Nisse Sauerland. Continue reading
Mission Top 10.
That’s Rodney Berman’s aim when he attends the World Boxing Council’s annual convention in Miami in early December. Continue reading
Despite a tough economy and ever-challenging conditions in local boxing, Rodney Berman is able to reflect on a year of growth and terrific fights.
With a mix of high-end shows and development tournaments, Golden Gloves produced the goods for a variety of fans, always with the aim of delivering outstanding fights. Continue reading
December 1 will be welterweight hotshot Thulani Mbenge’s coming out party as he contests the African Boxing Union belt against Eric Kapia Mukadi in the headliner of the annual Christmas Cracker tournament at Emperors Palace. Continue reading
In the end, Sunday’s tribute tournament to Mzi Mnguni was perfectly apt: an explosive event brimful with talent and a joyous crowd in full voice.
IBO champion Simpiwe Konkco delivered in emphatic style in the Orient Theatre headliner, dominating the redoubtable Nkosinathi Joyi with the performance of a lifetime. He played the role of master in subduing a formidable challenger, sweeping the cards down the stretch to win comfortably: 116-113, 118-112, 119-111. Continue reading
If the buzz and excitement at the weigh-in on the East London foreshore at midday was any indication, Sunday’s tribute tournament to Mzi Mnguni could blast the roof off the Orient Theatre. Continue reading
Christmas might have come early for Golden Gloves.
This follows talks between Rodney Berman and German counterpart Nisse Sauerland about enticing Enrico Koelling to South Africa for his much-anticipated rematch with Ryno Liebenberg. Continue reading
Golden Gloves has labelled it simply “The Tribute”, Sunday’s tournament in honour of legendary boxing figure Mzi Mnguni.
With a compelling headliner – IBO minimumweight champion Simpiwe Konkco against Nkosinathi Joyi – and a high-quality undercard, it is apt homage to a giant of local boxing. Continue reading
Given boxing’s often fiendish machinations, it is rare that two fighters at the very peak of their craft pit their wills against each other.
But there’s a fantastic exception in Las Vegas this weekend as light-heavyweights Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward put their unbeaten records and luminous reputations on the line. Continue reading
Golden Gloves and Star Boxing are hoping to put together what would be a fun fight between welterweight crowdpleasers Chris Algieri and Chris van Heerden.
SA promoter Rodney Berman recently met with US counterpart Joe De Guardia, both agreeing that the match had great potential. Continue reading