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May 22nd 2015

While negotiations are at an advanced stage to secure IBO champion Tommy Oosthuizen a unification fight against WBC champion Adonis Stevenson, Rodney Berman is already ploughing ahead with plans to book a training camp in the US. The promoter has contacted Abel Sanchez, trainer of middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, about using The Summit Gym in [&hellip

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May 21st 2015

New Zealand’s Robert Berridge has ditched plans to train in Vietnam, preferring to stay at home for his IBO championship fight against Tommy Oosthuizen. He is nonetheless determined to upset the unbeaten South African, who himself has a big-money fight down the track with WBC champion Adonis Stevenson. Beating Berridge is thus non-negotiable, although the [&hellip

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May 20th 2015

Cyril Lehong I was in the gym on Monday when I saw somebody wearing a “Mayweather-Maidana” shirt. I decided to be that annoying character who talks to strangers while they are trying to exercise. I could not help it as I saw a boxing fan. We talked about recent fights and I asked him about [&hellip

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May 20th 2015

By most accounts, Xolisani Ndongeni is the best boxer seen by least South Africans. That will change on Wednesday when the SA lightweight champion will be unveiled to the media and public for the first time at HotBox Gym’s open day, at noon. The open days have become a popular staple as fighters put on [&hellip

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May 19th 2015

The fight that hard core SA boxing fans have clamoured for is on – WBA and IBO minimumweight champion Hekkie Budler against Simphiwe Khonco at Emperors Palace on September 9. Going against expectations, promoter Rodney Berman announced the fight early on Tuesday. It brings the world’s hottest minimumweight boxer together with the man many claim [&hellip

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May 18th 2015

Breaking news out of the Golden Gloves camp is that negotiations have begun for Tommy Oosthuizen to challenge WBC light-heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson in September. Promoter Rodney Berman has been thrashing out a deal with Canadian counterpart Yvon Michel, who is keen on the match-up. There has been pressure on Stevenson to seek a unification [&hellip

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May 18th 2015

Proving their  boxing smarts, no fewer than five website readers were bang on the money in the GGG online competition. Asked to pick the specific round and manner of victory, five tipsters opted for round six via TKO. And that’s precisely what happened as Gennady Golovkin recorded his 20th successive stoppage victory against Willie Monroe [&hellip

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May 15th 2015

Gennady Golovkin’s reputation as boxing’s new hitman comes under scrutiny again this weekend in a fight to be broadcast live on SuperSport. The 33-year-old Kazakh takes on American Willie Monroe Jr in a middleweight title bout in Inglewood, California, on Saturday night. Live coverage of the tournament will be televised from 3am to 7am (SA, [&hellip

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May 14th 2015

News of the dysfunction in SA boxing has gone international with eminent boxing reporter and historian Eric Armit’s popular weekly column exposing the continued ills of the local game. Eric Armit Things do not get any better in South Africa. The winners, other contestants and officials in the Premier Boxing League (PBL) have not yet being [&hellip

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May 14th 2015

Bolonti is out, the Butcher is in! This is the upshot of Roberto Bolonti reneging on his contract to fight Tommy Oosthuizen next month, opting instead for a touted rematch against Jean Pascal. Promoter Rodney Berman’s fury at Bolonti was swiftly replaced by relief when he learned that the Argentine had controversially quit against Pascal [&hellip

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