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April 23rd 2015

Most boxing fans have an ambivalent attitude towards heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, but there can be no doubting his pedigree as he goes in search of his 18th title defence in New York this weekend. His fight against Bryant Jennings will be broadcast live from Madison Square Garden in the early hours of Sunday morning [&hellip

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April 22nd 2015

In the past year or two you have made a fundamental shift from being a South African promotional company to an international one. Could you tell us a little more? I would be lying if I said I wasn’t concerned by the new Combat Bill being tabled in parliament, but also the increasingly lax regulations [&hellip

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April 21st 2015

Two-time world champion Tommy Oosthuizen will headline a cracking bill at Emperors Palace on June 6, it was announced on Tuesday. The IBO light-heavyweight title-holder will defend his belt against Roberto Bolonti of Argentina on the “D-Day at the Palace” fight card, sponsored by Chesa Nyama. Oosthuizen (24-0-2, 14 KOs) is fresh off his title-winning [&hellip

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April 20th 2015

Former world champion Brian Mitchell is inviting fight fans to join him at the official opening of The Brian Mitchell Boxing Fitness Gym at Old Ouens on Saturday, from 1pm. The new gym can be found at 11th Street in La Rochelle, next to Wemmer Pan south of Johannesburg. Unlike his former pro gym, the [&hellip

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April 17th 2015

The build-up to the Fight of the Century kicks into overdrive on SuperSport from Monday. At 9pm on SuperSport 2, the first episode of “In This Corner”, the famous US boxing series, will open with a 30-minute profile of Manny Pacquiao by well-known James “Smitty” Smith. He will showcase 10 years of interviews with Pacquiao, [&hellip

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April 16th 2015

It has largely been over-shadowed by events in Las Vegas in just over a fortnight, but this weekend’s junior-welterweight fight in New York between former WBC lightweight champion Lucas  Matthysse and former WBO junior-welterweight champion  Ruslan Provodnikov has Fight of the Year written all over it. The tournament will be broadcast on SuperSport 7 from [&hellip

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April 15th 2015

Boxing fans, this one’s for you. Next Saturday (April 25), Chesa Nyama will be hosting a boxing morning at Southgate Mall featuring a skipping competition and a display of championship belts. Promoter Jeff Ellis has invited all present and former Golden Gloves champions to come along with their belts in a bid to show off [&hellip

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April 14th 2015

On a night of excellent boxing and solid match-ups, Warren Joubert was crowned SA junior-welterweight king after dominating game challenger Lungisa Jukani at Emperors Palace on Monday night. In a bout that was more chess match than boxing match, Joubert’s superior technical skills were enough to subdue Jikani’s gallant efforts. Neither had the power to [&hellip

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April 13th 2015

For his first 10 fights Flo Simba stood out as one of heavyweight boxing’s most frightening prospects. Fast, chiselled and powerful, he looked exactly what the country had been crying out for: a world class heavyweight with sass and charisma. But his world came tumbling down off the back of an unexpected loss to Frans [&hellip

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April 10th 2015

Warren Joubert has boxed as a pro for 11 years. On Monday night, his career could reach a crescendo when he fights for the vacant SA junior-welterweight title at Emperors Palace. Joubert has always been one of the most honest fighters on the local scene, a workaday operator who never gives anything but his best. [&hellip

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