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July 28th 2014

The five-fight bill for next weekend’s Chesa Nyama “Silver Salvo” tournament at Emperors Palace has been signed off. The two top-liners, featuring Ryno Liebenberg and Thabo Sonjica in separate title bouts, will be supplemented by Kevin Lerena’s international cruiserweight fight against Marcos Antonio Ahumada (14-2), plus ever-popular Ashley Dlamini (14-2-2) against Thanduxolo Gatyeni at junior-lightweight [&hellip

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July 25th 2014

Thabo Sonjica may be the best fighter you’ve never heard of. But that could all change come August 9 when the southpaw defends his IBO super-bantamweight title against Roli Gasca of the Philippines. But for two fights in Gauteng five years ago, all of Sonjica’s bouts have taken place in the Eastern Cape, near his home in [&hellip

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July 24th 2014

Boxing’s biggest hitter will be featured live on SuperSport this weekend. WBA and IBO middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, who has knocked out his last 16 opponents, puts his belt on the line against highly regarded Australian Daniel Geale in New York on Saturday night (live SS6/HD from 2.30am Sunday). Golovkin has become a popular TV staple based [&hellip

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July 22nd 2014

Former world champion Malcolm Klassen returns to the ring September 29. Now in his 15th year as a pro, Klassen will return to the scene of his greatest triumph, Emperors Palace, where he won the IBF junior-lightweight belt against Gairy St Clair in 2006. He’s had an up and down career since – losing, regaining and again [&hellip

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July 21st 2014

Normally the backroom man, Ruben Rasodi enjoyed a day in the forefront on Monday as Golden Gloves paid tribute on his 75th birthday.

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July 18th 2014

Thabo Sonjica, the IBO champion, has landed himself a top 10 spot in the World Boxing Council rankings. He slots in as the 10th-tranked contender for Leo Santa Cruz’s junior-featherweight belt. Sonjica defends his IBO belt against Roli Gasca of the Philippines at Emperors Palace on August 9. Meanwhile, Martin Murray of the UK has been [&hellip

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July 17th 2014

In these hyper-inflationary times, it’s reassuring to know that boxing still has some solid business support. This is why Golden Gloves promoter Rodney Berman was so delighted to land sponsorship from Chesa Nyama, the flame-grilled meat takeaway company, for four tournaments. The popular brand made its bow at the African Ring tournament on Tuesday – a show [&hellip

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July 16th 2014

Paul Kamanga duly won the WBA Pan-African junior-welterweight title against Boitshepo Mandawe at Emperors Palace on Tuesday, but there weren’t many highlights in this tactical battle of attrition. Kamanga was in control for large swathes of the fight, but a game Mandawe never stopped pressing the action, even when Kamanga’s chief form of defence seemed to [&hellip

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July 15th 2014

Golden Gloves has thrown out a fantastic incentive to the winner of next month’s vacant WBC Silver light-heavyweight championship fight between Ryno Liebenberg and Denis Grachev. Whoever prevails will feature on October’s top-heavy fight card in Monte Carlo, which will draw an international audience. Promoter Rodney Berman will also be offering a big purse, which [&hellip

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July 14th 2014

The dozen fighters featuring on the “Hot Shots” box ‘n dine bill at Emperors Palace on Tuesday night all made weight at the medical check on Monday afternoon. The card is headlined by unbeaten Paul Kamanga’s tough test against Boitshepo Mandawe for the WBA Pan-African junior-welterweight title. Mandawe represents Kamanga’s best opponent to date, having made a statement with [&hellip

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