Three SA stars raring to go

Kevin Lerena working hard on the pads with trainer Peter Smith. Pic: James Gradidge

Any concerns that the holiday break might have taken the edge off some of SA’s top boxers was put to bed in emphatic style yesterday as Kevin Lerena, Thulani Mbenge and DeeJay Kriel appeared at the open day ahead of “Palace Pandemonium” at Emperors Palace on March 3. Continue reading

Bitter-sweet for Budler


Ryouichi Taguchi has been mandated to defend his championship title against SA’s Hekkie Budler.

IBF and WBA junior-flyweight champion Ryoichi Taguchi has been mandated to defend his IBF belt against Hekkie Budler within 90 days of December 31 – but he must do so without Golden Gloves. Continue reading