Way too much weight can be promoters’ worst nightmare

Boxing SA Gauteng manager and Archie Nyingwa has warned that some heavyweight boxers could suffer serious health problems by being too heavy for the...

Schoolboy champ is more afraid of exams than ring

Schoolboy boxing champion Azinga Fuzile says writing exams is more frightening than fighting in the ring. Unbeaten Fuzile‚ a matric pupil in Duncan Village‚ won...

‘Big Daddy’ opts to ditch title after BSA ultimatum

Osborne “Big Daddy” Machimana has finally vacated the SA heavyweight title. He said he did that two days ago after receiving a letter from Boxing...

Fuzile packs in power

Hot prospect Azinga Fuzile continued with his rising career when he retained his SA featherweight crown and picked up the IBF Africa belt with...

It’s time for Fuzile to be one potent hit

Browsing through the featherweight division is hard to find someone who can really put up a challenge to Duncan Village sensation Azinga Fuzile. The boy’s talent...

Mcotheli geared to roll with punches to rise – yet again

Xolani Mcotheli was one of Xaba Promotions and Events special stars until a fracas with his trainers led to him being shown the door. Owned...

Nothing tender about these ‘spring chickens’ – Budding stars will add spice...

When he guided a bunch of young Ajax Cape Town players to winning cup matches, coach Muhsin Ertugral dubbed them “spring chickens”. There is no...

Beware gentle giant can be towering inferno in ring – Mbenge always let’s...

No boxer in the country that aptly defines the notion of being a gentleman out of the ring but a giant inside it than...

Lamati inspired to up the stakes for late trainer

Having helped Zolani Tete to win a world title in England, Ludumo Lamati is hoping that the spirit of his late trainer Nick Durandt...

Bout delay just what the doctor ordered for Zolani

The extra two weeks Zolani Tete has had at his disposal following postponement of last weekend’s bout, has in fact helped him get the best...

Tete to inject Doctor with some pain

Talented Mdantsane boxer Makazole Tete will engage in the most important fight of his career when he has a rematch against Free Stater Doctor...

Nonina is no flash in the pan – so better believe it

She may be dismissed as just one of the female champions who is benefitting from the dearth of talent in almost all weight divisions...

Dark cloud hanging over Mbalula’s plan

The stunning Cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma has not only thrown the Treasury into a state of confusion but has had far-reaching implications...

Nonina takes jab at Fortuin

Newly crowned WBF world female bantamweight champion Bukiwe Nonina has torn onto her rival WBA International champion Sharoddene Fortuin accusing her of seeking publicity...

Glory for Dutywa star

Dutywa boxing golden girl Bukiwe Nonina is promising to break more records after she became the first ever boxer from the little town to...

Tete puts celebrations on ice to focus on big fight

Zolani Tete is always unfortunate that he does not get time to properly celebrate his birthdays as they often coincide with his fight preparations. It...

Fight world is braced for the ring Amazons

A group of girls rhythmically stomp their feet while displaying deft moves in shadow boxing. Their faces are a contortion of seriousness as sweat streams...

Matika earns his stripes in the IBO ranks

The International Boxing Organisation (IBO) has been trying to get several boxing officials from East London into its administration without avail. The list started with...

Nxokwana win a cherry on the top

As expected Zbashy Promotion tournament that saw the dramatic arrival of previously fight-starved Asandiswa Nxokwana to the big-time boxing stood out from the rest...

Tears of joy after stunning victory

In one of her training sessions while preparing to defend her SA featherweight title against Unathi Myekeni, Asandiswa Nxokwana broke down and cried. But her trainer,...

Plan to revamp Fuzile gym

Finally the dilapidated gymnasium of boxing prospect Azinga Fuzile will get a facelift after Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula pledged to solicit funding for it. Mbalula...

Mpontshane reveals his rise from adversity to triumph

Phila Mpontshane made the headlines for the wrong reasons after he stabbed his stablemate Asiphi Tshili with a broken beer bottle. Even when he was...

Revenge is in the air as Tete aims to get that Filipino scalp

When it was announced the national boxing awards were making a return, the interest centred around the Boxer of the Year award. And when the...

Nomeva to rock it big

Whether he is fighting, undergoing a weigh-in for a fight or simply a spectator, Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni is always his bubbly self. He is also...

Ndongeni vows to land big one on awards night

Boxer of the year award nominee Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni has issued a strong warning to his fellow nominees that they must forget about the...

Top fighter’s camp mired in confusion

Confusion is reigning in the technical team of former world champion Simpiwe Vetyeka after the boxer left to prepare for his upcoming fight in...

Pugilists‘ careers in limbo

All that glitters is not gold, so it seems for three East London boxers after their decision to sign with US handlers back fired. The...

Buffalo City pugilists rule roost at national awards

Buffalo City region is expected to make a clean sweep at the national boxing awards scheduled to be held at Durban International Convention Centre...

‘Iron Lady’ is ready to unleash bombs

With national boxing awards back in the reckoning, one of the hotly contested categories are the female boxer of the year. This is where Sharoddene...

Fana admits sailing solo has its inherent dangers

There was a scare when Qumbu-born veteran boxer Mzonke Fana collapsed in the ring after his defeat by Emmanuel Tagoe in Ghana and had...

Fana may hang up gloves

Veteran Eastern Cape-born boxer Mzonke Fana says he is seriously considering retirement after a health scare in Ghana. This when the 43-year-old Qumbu-born collapsed in...

Brave Azinga has Giorgi on his mind

The sensational Azinga Fuzile will be back in the ring and already excitement is reaching fever pitch in anticipation of him putting on another classic...

When the ring men give boxing a bad name

Some boxing referees and judges seem to lack neutrality, which is the ground rule in their line of duty. Just to illustrate the above, boxing suffered...

‘Rush Hour’ in hot pursuit of landing Pacquiao bout

Veteran Ali Funeka will engage in his biggest fight since his two failed attempts to win the IBF lightweight title against Nate Campbell and...

This Rose will not wilt in the sunset by a long shot

Mzonke Fana was labelled an unreliable boxer after he suddenly withdrew from a Real Deal Promotions tournament in favour of an appearance in a...

Right stance holds secret to breaching any defence

We always hear the term “styles makes fights” thrown around a lot but the casual fan does not always understand what it really means. The...

Quick of the draw Konkco’s endgame: Joyi warned beware man on fire

The Mnguni tribute scheduled to be held at Orient Theatre on Sunday has been centred around the activity that will take place to honour...

When the name stirs blood in the ring

“Ladies and gentlemen, I am introducing to you, Lungaaa ‘Madddd Doooogggggg’ Ntontela,” barked a ring announcer in one of Ntontela’s fights. What transpired after the...

‘Nomeva’ had Uncle Sam fans enthralled

Rare has a boxer’s fight outcome gets so anticipated like Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni has been. Since his US debut last weekend, the Daily Dispatch has...

Deadly ‘Anaconda’ strikes it big for the history books

Dutywa is known to have produced many iconic human beings in different spheres of life including former president Thabo Mbeki, who followed Nelson Mandela. And...

Joyi fired up to walk the talk to prove who’s boss

A few eyebrows were raised when Nkosinathi Joyi withdrew from his clash against Fikile Mlonyeni in the gigantic September 30 show, famous as the...

Nomeva’s US debut

As  departed South Africa on his way to the land of the dollar this week, Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni said: “I have always dreamed of...

Matiti, conventional architect: Promoter makes a good case for SA at the WBO

The WBO Convention held in Puerto Rico came and went – but it left an indelible mark in SA boxing, specifically in the region...

A fallen Siyo can right the wrongs

Siyabonga Siyo once again capitulated in his big fight when he lost a clear point decision to Hekkie Budler at Emperors Palace last weekend. The...

Matiti hailed as shining light for sport

Ayanda Matiti has managed to rebrand boxing – a sport dearly loved by the late Nelson Mandela. These accolades came direct from IBF Africa, Middle...

Matiti clear on Sinyabi’s future – and raising more champions

In last week’s Boxing Mecca, Azinga Fuzile and his chief trainer, Chief Mzamo Njeknaye had quite a lot to say about the treatment they...

Ndongeni gives up title, faces brute Barroso

The news of Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni’s abdication of the IBO world lightweight throne took everyone by surprise especially as the title was seen as...

Nomeva’s IBO crown poser

Confusion is reigning over Xolisani “Nomeva “ Ndongeni’s renouncement of the IBO world lightweight title ahead of his big US debut next month. Ndongeni from...

Region needs larger venue

The Safety at Sports and Recreational Event Act 2 of 2010 reads in part: “to provide for measures to safeguard the physical well-being and...

Braveheart faces the Lionhearted at Orient

Azinga Fuzile maintains an infectious smile throughout the interview bearing resemblance to one Oscar De la Hoya hence the nickname “Golden Boy”. Despite his pending...