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...

Komanisi taunts Fuzile to face him

By MESULI ZIFO and BONGANI MAGASELA The camp of Lusanda Komanisi has confirmed that it has submitted a challenge for him to challenge Azinga Fuzile...

Funeka warns of tricky pitfalls Pacman may face

Finally the fight which could have had a profound meaning to South African boxing is here when Manny Pacquiao returns to the ring tomorrow...

New gateway to lift amateurs

AIBA launched the 2017 Aiba Year of Africa in March in East London. This is a continent-wide programme with a direct reach of more...

Mtya gives blow by blow account of rift

News of the split between the country’s lone major world title holder Zolani Tete and veteran trainer, Loyiso Mtya, has taken everyone by surprise,...

Triple blow for fight fraternity

Boxing has been hit with three deaths in the space of a week and that is unprecedented for the sport in the land. The first...

Tantalising ingredient added to fare

The Nelson Mandela birthday celebrations tournament scheduled to be held at International Convention Centre on July 28 is shaping up to be the best...

Passport trips up ‘Nomeva’

Golden Gloves Promotions (GGP) has made a startling revelation on why it has been unable to progress Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni’s career. This after the giant...

‘Nomeva’ to go for broke in Ghana tie

Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni is now at a stage where he does not care which fight is offered to him as long as it will...

Ndou remembers it all so well: Day filled with mixed feelings

June 16 has mixed emotions for the former IBF and IBO world boxing champion‚ and now Australian-based practising attorney‚ Lovemore “Black Panther” Ndou. The emigrant...

OPINION: Time to throw in the towel on boxers who are past it

The national title is being devalued and fast. That is the conclusion one can draw not because of a series of articles by our...

It’s time to put ‘Chain Reaction’ into motion

“There is no loser in this fight, none whatsoever,” top US promoter Gary Shaw once declared.This followed an epic battle between Diego Corrales and...

Brand Tete rules roost on world stage

Since becoming the first-ever boxer from the Eastern Cape to win two different major world titles in two divisions, Zolani Tete has been hard...

Major boost for ‘Nomeva’

Not the one to take a shot against his peers, Rodney Berman has moved in swiftly to schedule a fight for his charge Xolisani...

Bout cancellation floors Nxoshe

The cancelled tournament in Cape Town last Sunday has put the focus firmly on Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni, who has been most-affected due to similar...

‘Nomeva’ still raging over Nettey non-fight

The cornerstone of journalism is the emphasis around the inability to interfere with a story. But this is hard when Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni is the...

Tete in line to defend world title at home

Zolani Tete may make the first defence of his major world title at home against a South African boxer. This was revealed by his manager Mla...

No purse, no bout for fighter

Once again Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni has found himself at the centre of boxing non-payment controversy after the tournament in which he was set to...

XPE award is one for Matiti – and Africa

Xaba Promotions and Events (XPE) made history at the IBF Convention currently under way in St Pietersburg, US by scooping the most active Promoter...

‘Nomeva’s fists of fury to fire

Eastern Cape boxing darling Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni has decided to take matters into his own hands by letting his fists to the talking in...

‘Nomeva’s fists will do the talking anywhere

There is a buzz about Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni’s return to the ring after an absence of over a year. Ndongeni last fought in the country...

The top ring warriors get that ‘sense of neglect’

When the premiership first introduced the quarterly awards, they soon proved to be jinxing recipients leading to some banter that teams should never accept the...

Quitting is not on Joyi’s radar – yet

Veteran former world champion Nkosinathi Joyi is not about to retire from boxing as yet. The left-handed fighter revealed that he was still keen to...

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...