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May 4th 2012
Golden Gloves sign a show-stopper
Ryno Liebenberg

Ryno Liebenberg

Officially Thompson Mokwena and Jason Bedeman will top the “Boxing Beat” tournament at Emperors Palace on May 28, but two unbeaten super-middleweights could steal the thunder.

Promoter Rodney Berman has just signed a cracking eight-rounder featuring Charles Oosthuizen against Ryno Liebenberg. There is no title at stake, but the winner will clearly be propelled towards bigger fights.

Oosthuizen, the brother of world champion Tommy, is 5-0 (2KOs), while Liebenberg is marginally more experienced with five KO wins in his seven victories.

“People want good fights and this is what I’m giving them,” says promoter Rodney Berman. “Credit to the two camps, who jumped at the opportunity. The boxers are both youngsters and defeat won’t harm either career.”

Oosthuizen’s best win came in his last fight, defeating 40-fight veteran Simon Mokoena.

Liebenberg has been matched tough, two of his last three fights coming against SA champion Tshepang Mohale, whom he beat in a six-round barnburner, and David Bassajamivule.

There will be eight bouts on the card, including Gideon Buthelezi’s first fight since his defeat for the WBC world championship last September. He will face Ghana’s Cobbina Johnson (14-5-1), who last year fought for the Commonwealth super-flyweight title.

REMAINDER OF THE BILL

Junior-welterweight: Amon Nhlapo v Adam De Moor (8 rds).

Lightweight: Stan Junior Matha v Zan Jonker (4 rds).

Junior-welterweight: Sibusiso Nosilela v Paul Kamanga (4 rds).

Junior-welterweight: Katiso Hlahane v Martin Lebogo (4 rds).

Flyweight: Thabang Ramagole v Colin Tloubatla (4 rds).

22 Responses to “Golden Gloves sign a show-stopper”

  1. May 04, 2012 at 9:53 am, Cyborg said:

    Pity I’ll be out of the country when this tournament is on as I would’ve loved to watch it live. Good stuff GG!

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  2. May 04, 2012 at 10:01 am, THE IRON said:

    This should settle alot of the dispute on this site. Let it all out there fanatics: Who’s got this fight and why? I think this is a guarenteed cracker, both these guys have recently signed GGP contracts and after the recent exposure of SA fighters through Tommy these guys see the world of opportunity ahead of them. A raw, old fashioned brawl coming… As the saying goes “The guy who wants this the most will win” thats who my money is on!

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  3. May 04, 2012 at 10:02 am, Britt said:

    YEAH!!! Now that’s what I call a fight Card…Jonker, Oosthuizen, Kamanga, Bedeman….I’ll be there !

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  4. May 04, 2012 at 10:09 am, nomercy said:

    Great news!!!

    I’ve been calling this fight since thgey both had 2 fights.
    Kind old pointless to fight for nothing but as GGP says the winner will go much futher…

    So I take it Charles didn’t fight for the title..???

    Adam always performs and Zack packs a punch!

    Jason brings it but this is going to be his tuffest test to date!!!!

    Great bill!!!

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  5. May 04, 2012 at 10:33 am, louis van Niekerk said:

    It is going to be a great fight card,can any one tell me what ever happend to a promising light weight boxer “Elvis Makama” ?

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  6. May 04, 2012 at 10:34 am, boxing Nut said:

    We could have 2 war’s on our hands. Looking forward to this. Mr Berman any news on Grant Fourie will he be fighting again?

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  7. May 04, 2012 at 10:40 am, nomercy said:

    I know Ryno personally and he is not a GGP signed fighter, anyone know what happend in the SA title fight with Charles???

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  8. May 04, 2012 at 11:04 am, pierre said:

    Superb bill. I am constantly amazed by the great match-ups Golden Gloves is able to make with the boxers available to it. I’ll be there.

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  9. May 04, 2012 at 11:38 am, Mike said:

    Where is Morne Bothma????

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  10. May 04, 2012 at 12:45 pm, Tanya said:

    Awesome bill Mr B, this is going to be explosive. I see a very hard fight between Charles and Ryno, two very tough guys who can pack and take a punch. I’m not missing this one!

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  11. May 04, 2012 at 1:45 pm, KOOS said:

    WHAT’S HAPPENING ,CHARLES LOST OUT NOW TWICE FOR A TITLE FIGHT , DON’T GGP WANTS A TITLE HOLDER IN THEIR RANKINGS.
    WHAT NEW PROMISES IS HE BEEN MADE ? WILL HE STILL GET A FIGHT AFTER THIS ? HOPE SO, HE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A GO , IT IS ONE OF HIS BIG DREAMS (NIGHTMARES NOW)

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  12. May 04, 2012 at 4:20 pm, wian said:

    This fight let me think back to tommy vs loved… Charles have more power in both hands than tommy… Charles will take this fight!!!!

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  13. May 04, 2012 at 4:50 pm, Farha said:

    Wow what a line up!
    Now that is how you pack a hall full of boxing fan’s on a week night.
    GGP you are on top of your game well done.
    There are two big fights that local boxing fan’s want to see.
    Cheers

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  14. May 04, 2012 at 11:51 pm, Fan of the Badman said:

    Great bill, looking forward to it!

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  15. May 05, 2012 at 11:39 am, pacman said:

    Ryno by KO

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  16. May 05, 2012 at 1:56 pm, wian said:

    I like ryno but I can’t see him beating charles!!!

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  17. May 05, 2012 at 2:49 pm, KO said:

    Ryno will win by KO, he has to much power. Charles keep your hands up, this will be a tough one.

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  18. May 05, 2012 at 3:26 pm, chin said:

    Going to be a war,and a good fight! Charles also has 7 fights and I think ryno has 8…..both unbeaten! May the best man on the night win!

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  19. May 05, 2012 at 9:09 pm, Fan of the Gun said:

    Is this a box and dine event?

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  20. May 08, 2012 at 8:52 am, Flo Simba fan said:

    PEOPLE EVERYBODY IS TALKING ABOUT RYNO&CHARLES, WATCH THIS SPACE FOR”PAUL KAMANGA”I WILL GIVE IT NOT MORE THAN 2 ROUNDS
    “YOU GO POLLY”

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    • May 08, 2012 at 1:01 pm, nomercy said:

      Very good amature that fought for Gilmore??
      Is it the older or jonger brother as I knew there are 2 and both are very good!!!
      Wasn’t Tommy and Ryno amatures together?>

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  21. May 10, 2012 at 7:39 am, Flo Simba fan said:

    NOMERCY,IT’S THE OLDER BROTHER, THE OTHER BROTHER IS CLEMENT KAMANGA THE YOUNGER ONE, AND PAUL IS STILL WITH ANTON GILMORE

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