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September 1st 2014

The fans might thirst for knockouts and fast finishes, but Kevin Lerena’s trainer and promoter are quite happy with his development. The unbeaten cruiserweight is just 22 and the prevailing wisdom is that he learns as much as he can while getting valuable rounds under his belt. Later this month he fights Gogita Gorgiladze, a [&hellip

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August 29th 2014

Not only does manager-trainer Harold Volbrecht welcome a fight between Tommy Oosthuizen and Ryno Liebenberg, he believes it might be the boost needed for South African boxing. Volbrecht, who looks after the unbeaten Oosthuizen, says that both fighters have their supporters, who would come in droves to see who would establish local bragging rights. “It’s [&hellip

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August 28th 2014

The following piece originally appeared on boxing blog “Jab to the Body” by Henry Martin: Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves Promotions has steadily been working his way onto the global boxing scene in recent times. He has successfully secured fights all across the globe, expanded the industry to Monaco, and has most recently signed former [&hellip

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August 26th 2014

Hall of Famer Oscar De La Hoya could be ringside for Golden Gloves’ “Title Tornado” tournament in Monte Carlo on October 25. Promoter Rodney Berman has invited the multiple former world champion by virtue of Golden Boy fighter Randy Caballero challenging Stuart Hall for the IBF bantamweight title on the card. “Caballero is one of the [&hellip

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August 25th 2014

Okay smartalecs, this one’s for you. Golden Gloves is giving away five pairs of tickets to the Chesa Nyama “Palace Storm” tournament at Emperors Palace on September 29. Malcolm Klassen and Kevin Lerena are headliners on the night. There’s no trick, no catch – all you must do is continue to contribute to the goldengloves.co.za website. Promoter Rodney [&hellip

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August 22nd 2014

Malcolm Klassen has never been what you would call a regular boxer. Deeply talented, he dances to his own tune. It has led to some to see him as a maverick or a trouble-maker. But what cannot be disputed is his ability. At his best, Klassen is near unbeatable. The 33-year-old hopes to remind his [&hellip

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August 20th 2014

Just back from a fleeting visit to the UK, promoter Rodney Berman has never been busier. He sat down to answer some key questions at a crucial time for Golden Gloves. WHAT WERE YOU DOING IN BRITAIN THE PAST FEW DAYS? I held very meaningful talks with TV companies there. I’m helluva bullish and what’s [&hellip

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August 18th 2014

Colin Nathan understands boxing hype, but he insists that Ryno Liebenberg’s next challenge doesn’t need to be hyped. It’s the real deal whichever way you look at it. “This guy can fight,” he says of unbeaten Eleider Alvarez (15-0, 8 KOs), who is as slick as he is smart. The pair meet in the “Title [&hellip

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August 15th 2014

One of the best boxing tournaments of the year takes place in California this weekend, with SuperSport broadcasting the action live from early on Sunday morning (SS5/HD, from 3am). Unbeaten welterweights Shawn Porter of the US and Kell Brook of the UK head the triple world championship card that also includes Sakio Bika’s WBC super-middleweight title defence against [&hellip

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August 14th 2014

World champion Hekkie Budler and stablemate Ryno Liebenberg will fly the SA flag in Monte Carlo on October 25. This follows Golden Gloves’ announcement on Thursday, detailing the line-up which includes two world title bouts and two Silver championship bouts. Dual champion Budler (26-1, 9 KOs), holder of the WBA and IBO strawweight titles, defends against former [&hellip

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