‘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...

BCM’s R200000 equipment donation a shot in the arm for amateur boxing

Amateur boxing in the region has received a much-needed shot in the arm after the Buffalo City Metro (BCM) handed over equipment worth more...

Tenge has busy schedule on her radar

The country’s boxing golden girl Noni Tenge is winding down her career and as such she has made several changes as she transitions from...

Ncita believes the fight game is losing much of its lustre due to the...

Retired professional boxer from Mdantsane Welcome Ncita thinks going back to basics could bring amateur boxing to its former glory in the township. Speaking on...

This was farce from beginning to end and any views is best left unsaid...

I am sure that every boxer fan is breathing sigh of relief with the farce between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor being behind us. For...

Eyethu’s golden boy knows what he wants and he knows how to get it

No boxer has a name more fitting than Phila Mpontshane if you consider the circumstances he finds himself in. The 27-year-old – whose name means...

Champ vows to do it for the maestro

Phila Mpontshane has vowed to retain his SA title in honour of his ailing promoter Mzi Mnguni. This when the lone champion in Mnguni’s Eyethu...

Komanisi takes gamble against tough opponent

A new era in boxing dawned in September last year when an unknown boxing golden boy Azinga Fuzile burst into the scene. This when he...

Funeka cries Canadian robbery yet again

Mdantsane veteran boxer Ali Funeka has once again left Canada shaking his head in disbelief, after he was allegedly robbed of victory when he...

Indongo to square off for Mother of all Unification bouts in icy Nebraska

RARELY has all four major world titles been contested for in one bout. But it is almost unheard of for an African boxer to be...

‘Bulldog’ needs some bite in title defence

NKULULEKO Mhlongo is still shaking his head in disbelief after suffering what he described as “daylight robbery” in his last fight in England last...

Finally blast-off time for league

AFTER months of delay the vaunted amateur boxing league will punch out at Mdantsane Indoor Centre tomorrow. The league, called Open Boxing League (OBL) has...

Now the final countdown

Ali Funeka takes on the dangerous but unheralded Colombian-born Canadian Samuel Vargas at Powerade Centre, Brampton in Canada tomorrow (SA time). The North American Boxing...

Pay channel brings out fight smorgasbord

DSTV customers are in for a massive treat as SuperSport launches a pop-up channel ahead of the “Money Fight” between Floyd Mayweather and Conor...

Filipino regulators act to stop fighters playing Russian roulette

A total of 150 pro boxers in the Philippines have been banned for falsifying brain scan results aimed at detecting serious head injuries in...

Untested Filipino foreign stars slip past BSA’s medical checks

The Filipino boxing scandal where scores of boxers have been found to be using falsified medicals may have affected local boxing scene. This is due...

It’s not all doom and gloom for Masenze

Masenze Boxing Club may be going through a dark cloud at the moment due to the dope failure of its top boxer Aphiwe Mboyiya...

Fuzile’s brave doping challenge

Some boxers run for dear life at the sight of doping officials in their bouts. Not Azinga Fuzile who instead is pleading with organisers...

‘Pressure Cooker’ now doing what he loves for the kids

Jackie Gunguluza may hold the ignominy of being one the best boxers produced in the land never to win a world title. But the man...

Pemmy U-turns on Tete promise

Several  pleas for the country’s lone major world boxing champion Zolani Tete to fight at home are likely to go unattended after the provincial...

Huge relief after champ recovers

The local boxing fraternity breathed a collective sigh of relief after newly crowned Eastern Cape flyweight champion Simnikiwe Combo regained consciousness after collapsing in...

Jegels comes back with a bang

East London golden girl Leighandre Jegels returned to the ring after completing her university degree to knock out Tanzanian Fatuma Yazidu in two rounds...

Sanabo steers clear of big funding row

The row unfolding at International Amateur Boxing Association (Aiba) hierarchy has nothing to do with the funds spent on the Year of Africa legacy...

Doping test threat packs the punch

Some boxers reacted with fear when Boxing SA provincial manager Phakamile Jacobs informed them there would be doping officials at yesterday and tomorrow’s boxing...

It don’t get any bigger than this

Mandela boxing returns to the East London International Convention Centre – a venue where it was first launched three years ago – when Xaba...

Good wishes flood in for the birthday boy

Boxing legend Mzi Mnguni, who is recuperating from a stroke, was showered with birthday messages yesterday as he celebrated his 70th birthday. The promoter, who...

All not yet lost for Fuzile

There are moves to still get boxing sensation Azinga Fuzile into the lucrative Super Four Featherweight series (S4), according to promoter Rodney Berman. Berman was...

Vetyeka still brooding as Komanisi ‘chickens out’

Former world champion Simpiwe Vetyeka has sounded a warning to Lusanda Komanisi to man up or shut up. Vetyeka was reacting to news that Komanisi...

Training programme empowers coaches

National amateur boxing is set to get off in a big way after close to 140 coaches qualified for the international courses during the...