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February 27th 2015

Eric Armit (Boxing News Online) Boxing in South Africa continues to suffer as the South African Broadcasting Company is not covering any boxing. This situation arose out of the ridiculous action by the governing body in South African boxing (the BSA) to take to itself the negotiation of and allocation of broadcasting rights for fights [&hellip

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February 26th 2015

The doors keep opening up for Golden Gloves fighters following the company’s expansion into overseas markets. Fresh off staging the wildly successful “Thunderbolt” event in Monte Carlo, promoter Rodney Berman has set his eyes on Manchester in July or August, to be followed by his seventh tournament in Monte Carlo in October. With Martin Murray [&hellip

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February 24th 2015

Martin Murray’s gutsy effort threw the punters on this site, most of whom picked the Briton to get knocked out early against Gennady Golovkin in Monte Carlo at the weekend. As a consequence, only one reader – Darren Veal – came remotely close to  the correct prediction, winning a pair of tickets to the “Stand [&hellip

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February 23rd 2015

Saturday marked Golden Gloves’ sixth foray into Monte Carlo and the outcome was undoubtedly the best it has ever been. The tournament was a great success, highlighted by Gennady Golovkin, the world’s most exciting fighter, destroying Martin Murray in 11 remarkable rounds. Murray may be a Golden Gloves fighter, but he emerged from the defeat [&hellip

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February 22nd 2015

Hekkie Budler, South Africa’s gallant little hero, delivered again on the big stage on Saturday night with a solid display against challenger Jesus Silvestre in Monte Carlo. On a night dominated by Gennady Golovkin’s savage display against Martin Murray, Budler was rather more sedate in pounding out a win against the Mexican in defence of [&hellip

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February 20th 2015

South Africa’s Hekkie Budler secured a massive psychological advantage on Friday afternoon when WBA and IBO title challenger Jesus Silvestre of Mexico weighed in over the minimumweight limit. Despite stripping down completely, Silvestre weighed 47,78kg while the limit is 47,62kg. He was given two hours to work off the excess weight. While it may not [&hellip

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February 19th 2015

Hekkie Budler will be hoping to steal the show in Monte Carlo on Saturday, but to do so he will have to outshine the most devastating puncher in world boxing, Gennady Golovkin. The South African, who holds the WBA and IBO minimumweight championship belts, defends his honour against rugged Mexican Jesus Silvestre. Golovkin will be [&hellip

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February 19th 2015

The press conference in Monte Carlo on Wednesday evening might have been all about Gennady Golovkin against Martin Murray, but it was also a small triumph for South African Hekkie Budler. In the first instance, World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman offered rich praise and said: “I promise Budler I will do all my best [&hellip

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February 18th 2015

The principality of Monte-Carlo will be showcased to the world on Saturday with the broadcast of “Thunderbolt”, the tournament headlined by Gennady Golovkin’s world middleweight championship bout against Martin Murray. Multiple international broadcasters from around the globe have purchased the rights, ensuring maximum exposure for what is anticipated to be Golovkin’s toughest challenge to date. [&hellip

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February 17th 2015

Newly-crowned WBO world middleweight champion Andy Lee will be in Monte Carlo on Saturday to oversee the WBA Super world middleweight title fight between Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Martin Murray and is keen to face the winner at some point in the next 12 months. Ireland’s Lee picked up his world championship with a stunning [&hellip

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