Nomeva elated as opponent approved for Orient bout

The return of the region’s favourite boxer Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni to the ring this weekend was nearly floored when Boxing SA threatened to call...

Lamati will not drop his guard against Kabore

Ludumo “9 mm” Lamati may be facing a relatively unknown boxer, Alexis Boureima Kabore, from a non- boxing country but he is not taking...

Dad behind punch that moved world for Tete

The decision by Zolani Tete’s father to unwittingly force his son to use his right hand instead of the left, might have contributed to...

Zolani delays Makazole bout to fine tune preparations

The need to keep the Tete name hogging headlines for the right reasons has forced Zolani to postpone the bout involving his brother Makazole...

Stage set for Super 4 showdown

Smarting from losing the national boxing awards to Port Elizabeth, East London will get a consolation prize when it hosts the finals of the...

Tete breaks boxing record with fastest knockout

East London boxer Zolani Tete set a new record for the fastest knockout in a world championship fight when he needed 11 seconds to...

Nomeva jets home for just a brief while

Boxing Mecca was surprised when informed that Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni is in town. This when he was supposed to be preparing for his fight since...

After the feast comes the famine

Eastern Cape may call itself the Boxing Mecca in the land and gloat about hosting the national boxing awards next February but it is...

Belfast shaping up for humdinger of a fight

Siboniso who? That seems to be the question on the lips of many boxing fans when chatting about Zolani Tete’s maiden World Boxing Organisation...

SA fighters meet on foreign soil

Mdantsane's Zolani Tete and his team arrived in Belfast, Northern Ireland yesterday morning for his WBO word bantamweight title defence against Siboniso Gonya of...

Tete all fired to knock Gonya’s lights out

Yet another fight for Zolani Tete and again another setback. Like what has now characterised his big fights, Tete’s house in Mdantsane was broken into...

WBC bias not doing fight game any good

The destruction of out-of-shape Bermane Stiverne by Deontay Wilder has suddenly brought the spotlight on the heavyweight division and that is exactly what the...

Helebe advised to take it easy after Cape setback

While the boxing fraternity was reeling from the shocking death of Sinethemba Magibisela after a stabbing incident, South African bantamweight champion Toto Helebe was...

Boardwalk the grand stage for BSA awards

The Boardwalk Casino in Port Elizabeth has been all but confirmed as the venue for the Boxing SA awards. This was revealed by BSA chief...

Setbacks will not deter Tete in his fight against Gonya

Zolani Tete will not allow a burglary at his Mdantsane home deter him from his goal of retaining his WBO world title when he...

Fiery Konkco is conquering fisticuffs world in fine style

Golden Gloves Promotions (GGP) have a nice headache about Mthatha-born boxer Simpiwe Konkco. This as Konkco surged up to the lofty positions in the ratings...

‘Whispering Witch’ is no ring softy

Boxing Mecca calls him the “Whispering Witch” because no matter how hard you try to listen to him giving advice to his boxer, during...

Tete will not ease up on new ring role

World boxing champion Zolani Tete is not prepared to be discouraged from venturing into the promotion business because of minor challenges. The 29-year-old Mdantsane boxer,...

Young Dlamini puts Vetyeka to the sword

Yet again a Golden Gloves Promotion (GGP) show held at Emperors Palace last weekend set tongues wagging with Duncan Village star Azinga Fuzile the...

Tete at ease with new handlers

Zolani Tete is not bothered by the new corner for his upcoming maiden WBO bantamweight title clash arguing that the current trainers handling him...

Scramble over venue for fistic game’s awards

The decision to hold Boxing SA awards in the Eastern Cape hangs in the balance as organisers are yet to confirm the venue. This even...

Vetyeka survives scare at the scales ahead of clash

Three were anxious moments when Mdantsane boxing veteran, Simpiwe Vetyeka, came in overweight at his first attempt at yesterday’s final weigh-in at Emperors Palace,...

Palace coup beckons for homeboys

Finally tomorrow will usher in a new dawn in boxing when either young blood takes over or the old guard remains defiant. This when the...

Vetyeka must rush to shed excess weight for big fight

Mdantsane veteran boxer Simpiwe Vetyeka is in a race against the scales ahead of tomorrow’s final weigh-in for his Featherweight Super Four (S4) clash...

Yet another dead end for Nomeva

Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni has had yet another setback, this time in the US after his proposed ring return on October 28 was cancelled. Organisers were...

Stop this farc e and merge two divisions

Once upon a time heavyweight division was the epitome of SA boxing. The glamour division which is widely seen as the face of boxing put...

Search for ring gems will take M’sane by storm

Mdantsane City will continue with its outstanding commitment to unearth boxing talent in the Mdantsane region when it hosts the sixth edition of its...

Joyi hits the road to revive his career as he weighs options for new...

Mdantsane boxing hero Nkosinathi Joyi has uprooted to Johannesburg in a bid to revive his boxing career. Joyi, who has not fought since losing a...

‘Golden Boy’ must untangle the ‘Spider’

All eyes will be on Azinga Fuzile to prove himself on the big stage if he is indeed destined for stardom. This when the 21-year-old...

Zolani not taking Gonya for granted

Siboniso Gonya may represent the easiest of his 28 opponents, but Zolani Tete is training like he is preparing to face Hercules. Tete will make...

Mboyiya to appeal fight ban

The career of top East London boxer Aphiwe Mboyiya is in limbo after he was handed a two-year ban for doping. But his handlers are...

Don’t take Komanisi outbursts too seriously

Is Lusanda Komanisi the douche he is made out to be? I think not. Komanisi is simply an emotional person who sometimes allows his emotions...

Nomeva soaks up moment in US gym

Fan favourite Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni cannot wait to get into the ring and prove his worth in front of the Americans two weeks after...

Flawless performance by Yanga Sigqibo

Yet another Heritage tournament introduced another Duncan Village star in Yanga Sigqibo. Following in the footsteps of Azinga Fuzile from a heritage month tournament last...

Top boxer dies in King stabbing incident

Three years after his boxer died from a stabbing incident, trainer Bobbin Sityana has lost another boxer to a similar tragedy. Sinethemba Magibisela was stabbed...

Komanisi proves rumours wrong

The rumour that circulated this week about Lusanda Komanisi’ s weight struggle proved to be off the mark when the Mdantsane boxer easily made...

Middleweight classic was all it was hyped up to be

Forget the scoring controversy and just focus on the bout itself and one would agree that it was one of the most highly entertaining...

Trainer unfazed by stars bolting from camp

Mthatha born and bred trainer Mthetho Dumezweni has vowed to continue producing the best boxers despite being hit by top boxer defections. Dumezweni is one...

Big chance for Ncisane to show what he can do

Nkosinathi Joyi’s decision to forego the chance to challenge Deejay Kriel has benefited Uitenhage-born boxer Siphosethu Ncisane. Joyi was scheduled to face Kriel for the...

Opening for Komanisi to regain mojo

After reconciling with Lusanda Komanisi, Xaba Promotions and Events vowed to guide the boxer to a world title shot. And so far they seem to...

Komanisi no-show catches all by surprise

Finally talented yet fight starved Lusanda Komanisi is returning to the ring when he takes on tough Filipino Jhack Tepora at Orient Theatre on...

Mofu tipped to take the Africa Federation hot seat

The name of Litha born and bred Andile Mofu has emerged as a favourite to replace the banned African Boxing Federation (AFBC) president Kelani...

Boxing stalwart Madyaka loses his last big fight

One of the stalwarts responsible for professional boxing development in the province, Mzoli Madyaka, has died after a long illness. Madyaka died at his NU4...

Claims turn up heat on Sidinile

Newly formed Mecca Boxing Promotions (MBP) could be in hot water after allegations surfaced that it is using the services of suspended promoter Andile...

Nomeva off to America

Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni yesterday was officially given a farewell in East London as he will leave for the US tomorrow where he will try...

Eastern Cape boxing stalwart dies aged 84

One of the people responsible for professional boxing development in the province Mzoli Madyaka has died after a long illness. Madyaka died at his NU4,...

Vetyeka finds new top trainer

Former three-time world champion Simpiwe Vetyeka has joined Johannesburg trainer Sean Smith. The pact was sealed yesterday after Vetyeka’s Irish manager Gary Hyde pleaded with...

‘Hexecutioner’ throws caution to the wind to enter the eye of storm

Reigning IBO junior-flyweight champion Hekkie “Hexecutioner” Budler departed on Tuesday en route to the Philippines where he will engage in a crucial unification clash...

Like Raging Bull Mzi’s man brings right tonic

Phila Mpontsane’s success when he retained his SA junior-lightweight title was a perfect antidote for bedridden Mzi Mnguni. Mpontshane scored a 11th-round stoppage over Lucky...

Master stroke as Mpontshane left in dark

A decision by Phila Mpontshane’s management not to tell him of the hospitalisation of his promoter Mzi Mnguni has proven to be a master...