Fight Week’ Artur Mann is in town.

Whilst the main focus on Saturday night is the much anticipated Cruiserweight brawl, the jury will be out re our much vaunted Future Stars, in particular Keaton Gomes, “Razor” Ruarke Knapp, and Boyd Allen.

 

And what a big night it will be for Vusi Motolo, who is in charge of both Allen and Knapp, the latter making his much awaited debut for Golden Gloves.

 

Fans, this is Fight week!

 

Mann gave a public work out at the Booysens Gym today, and those who saw him warn of a real challenge to Lerena’s crown!

 

Don’t miss the pre-fight medical at the Palace of Dreams on Tuesday 12 March when Lerena and Mann come face to face for the first time, and then the weigh- in on Friday.

 

Roll on Saturday night!

 

Top trainer joins Golden Gloves Promotions

One of the best trainers renown for unearthing raw talent Mzamo “ Chief” Njekanye has joined Golden Gloves Promotion.
Njekanye is renowned for his sterling work to develop boxing talent in the Eastern Cape specifically in Duncan Village known as the home of former GGP-promoted world champion Mbulelo Botile.
His passion of working with youngsters saw him produce Xolisani “ Nomeva” Ndongeni and followed that up with another boxing gem in Azinga Fuzile who is taking local boxing by storm.
Both boxers left to join other well known stables after brief appearances in GGP shows when they were still with Njekanye.
Now GGP boss Rodney Berman has decided to reward Njekanye by letting him produce the boxing talent for the promotion.
“We are excited about Chief because he is one of the best trainers to unearth talent,” Berman says.
The partnership between Berman and Njekanye promises to unleash a boxing bloom in the Eastern Cape reminiscent of the former’s relations with the province when the likes of Welcome Ncita, Vuyani Bungu and Botile were produced.
“To work directly with a world class promoter like Mr Berman will let me concentrate on doing what I do best and that is to unearth talent,” Njekanye says.
“Finally I will see the fruit of my labour as my products will go directly to GGP and ultimately to the world scene.”

Three Hall-of-Famers at Ringside

“No Mercy” on 16 March will boast 3 Hall-of-Famers at ringside including South Africans’ Brian Mitchell and Stanley Christodoulou, as well as the German Promoter Wilfred Sauerland.

Whilst the latter is attending primarily for Artur Mann, both he and son Nisse (both of whom will be at ringside) will discuss the Mbenge defence in Germany on 4 May, as well as the future fights for Kevin Lerena in Europe where the Cruiserweight Division is so buoyant -and where countless challengers await Lerena should he defeat Mann.

Golden Gloves signs former amateur champion.

AIDAN QUIN

Another great addition to Golden Gloves’ stable, his debut on our May tournament is eagerly awaited.

Aidan is surely one of the most qualified academics to enter the professional rankings, a Michaelhouse Old Boy completing his final year in Accountancy.

With an amateur record reflecting only one loss, this young man can fight, and we welcome him into our stable of young fighters!

‘Battle Stations’ 24th February 2019 – Show of Note!

“Battle Stations” not only lived up to its promise of “evenly matched, all-action fights” it also justified our faith in our outstanding young talent.

“Battle Stations” was just a sample of what fans can expect on your Channel of Champions at the Palace of Dreams!

Ricardo Malajika, although still adjusting to the professional code, showed glimpses of his outstanding talent- and a brilliant future awaits him.

In the Junior Middleweight Division, two outstanding prospects stamped their authority, but kudos to the losers too,  who were certainly not disgraced and can hold their heads high.

What can one say about Marios Matamba?  Shades of the late Charlie Weir and the great GGG -and what power, what excitement he brings to the ring.

Jabulani Makhense displayed an incredible maturity – totally outboxing the current South African Champion Xolani Mcotheli -bearing in mind that Makhense has only 7 professional fights to his name, what exciting mouth-watering fights weigh ahead in this Division!

Rowan Campbell, with no amateur experience and brilliantly honed by Peter Smith, is now the Pan African and South African Champion after only 8 fights!  Super fit, with the heart of a lion he improves rapidly with each fight and whilst the jury is still out on how far he can go, he continues to confound the pundits.

Next up is “No Mercy” on 16 March, showcasing more of our outstanding young talent on the undercard.

 

 

Feast awaits Fans

“Battle stations “on the 24th Feb & “No Mercy” on March 16th will see the passing of the baton to  our incredible  new young prospects  First up ,“ Battle Stations” sees the eagerly awaited  Gauteng debut of Mari0s Matamba ,the next KO king ,in a clash against Clement Kamanga for the IBF Africa title, whilst  our other hot junior  welterweight prospect Jabulani Makhense, in his 7th pro fight, vies for the Pan African Title against reigning SA champ Xolani Mcotheli. Mouth watering times await fans in the junior welterweight division !!

Add in SA champ Rowan Campbell ( for the IBO Africa title) & the brilliant Ricardo Malajica & a veritable boxing feast awaits fans.

Venue: Palace of Dreams. Starting time: 14.00  Live on your channel of champions

 

Peter ‘Sniper’ Smith – trainer of note!

Recognizing Peter Smith’s accomplishment – Two fighters with non existent amateur experience, & under Peter both champions in their own right .

Kevin Lerena

IBO champion in his 19th professional bout!! Put into perspective, what an incredible feat &  moreover he is now recognized globally as one of the leading cruiserweight’s in the world. Rowan Campbell another with no amateur background & SA champ in his 7th pro fight .Going from strength to strength with each fight & rapidly gaining recognition as a serious prospect among the super middleweight’s. Keaton Gomes – Kept under wraps,until Peter was satisfied that he could fight professionally, Peter is  honing him into the perfect fighting machine. Keaton  is now earmarked for a youth title in May, in only his 6th pro fight. Take a bow Peter Smith!!

Boyd Allen “Ranked”

Boyd Allen’s transition from mma to boxing has been nothing less than spectacular .

We  were  all aware of his dedication ,but ,even though  already in his late twenties , accepted that  his progress in  the new code would   require “ baby steps” & take time.

Well ,this  has not  been the case !! The maturity & boxing skills displayed   after only only two
Fights ,sees him vying for the pan african junior middleweight title on March 16 , and we at ggl,s are confident that much bigger titles & recognition await him . Exciting times await this young man