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July 28th 2015

Big, brash Kevin Lerena will go in search of his first SA title when he challenges cruiserweight champion Deon Coetzee in the card-topping fight at Emperors Palace on Thursday night

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July 24th 2015

BSA does itself no favours, as top boxing analyst reminds the world in his popular weekend column

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July 23rd 2015

Trainer Colin Nathan has never been backward in coming forward. Sizing up the challenge posed by Grant Fourie ahead of his fighter Warren Joubert’s first SA title defence, Nathan predictably pounced on a perceived weakness. “Grant has been out for a while, plus he’s coming off a KO loss. That must play on his mind. [&hellip

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July 21st 2015

It’s the “Uncivil War” and it’s coming to Emperors Palace on September 19. Headlined by Hekkie Budler’s WBA and IBO title defence against rugged Simphiwe Khonco, the championship tournament will be announced in early August. Insiders are already speaking excitedly of another compelling local fight said to be on the card, although promoter Rodney Berman [&hellip

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July 20th 2015

Perhaps the biggest surprise of Grant Fourie’s 23-bout career is that he’s had a boxing career at all. Six years ago he was struck down by glandular fever, a debilitating sickness that brings on extreme fatigue. For a boxer, that’s like fighting with one arm. “Damn well knocked me out,” he said on Monday. “It [&hellip

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July 17th 2015

Heavyweight prospect Hughie Lewis Fury says his latest training camp has been boosted by news of Tyson Fury’s world heavyweight title shot against Wladimir Klitschko and that he fully expects his cousin to bring the belts back to England when the pair meet on October 24 in Germany. Twenty-year-old Hughie, who fought on the Golden [&hellip

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July 16th 2015

When you have Gerrie Coetzee as an uncle, chances are your fighting genes are pretty strong. This is how it is for 29-year-old Deon Coetzee, the SA cruiserweight champion who defends his title against Kevin Lerena in a fortnight. Coetzee often phones his uncle, the former world heavyweight champion, for advice. “He’s taught me a [&hellip

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July 15th 2015

The Golden Gloves schedule has plenty of openings in the next 18 months, but there’s another reason for the fighters to shine on July 30 and on September 19. This is because promoter Rodney Berman has secured broadcast coverage on both ESPN and SuperSport. Under the arrangement, the ESPN territories are Canada, Latin America, New [&hellip

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July 14th 2015

Golden Gloves is giving away two pairs of tickets to its next tournament at Emperors Palace on September 19. As it is a regular show, winners will also be wined and dined at Tribes restaurant before the fights. What’s to be done? It’s easy – punters must make a call on the winners of the [&hellip

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July 13th 2015

Johnny Muller may have bitten off more than he can chew. His next assignment will come on August 22 against a man already drawing rave reviews in the cruiserweight division: Oleksandr Usyk. The Ukrainian southpaw has already knocked out a pair of South Africans: Danie Venter and Daniel Bruwer both fell at his fists in [&hellip

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