Now enter the dragon time

Not only has the eagerly-anticipated clash between Azinga Fuzile and Macbute Sinyabi split the region down the middle but their peers are also differing...

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...

Hawk faithfully speaking

Welcome Ncita’s boxing career  needs no introduction, but the first boxer to hold a world champion title from the Eastern Cape,  still has some...

BOXING MECCA: IBO fight supervisor Len Hunt’s tongue ‘too loose’

A flare-up at the pre-medical of the eagerly anticipated world title clash between Simpiwe Konkco and Hekkie Budler followed IBO fight supervisor Len Hunt...

BOXING MECCA: Konkco uplifting role model

The presence of Simpiwe Konkco in the O R Tambo region is proving to be a motivational asset for youngsters as they aspire to...

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...

Orient Theatre’s ‘Iron Lady’

Three has always been a question mark on just how good a female fighter Buffalo City’s  Leighandre Jegels is  despite her unbeaten record. The doubt...

BOXING MECCA: ‘Money’ lets the cat out of the bag

Floyd “Money” Mayweather (48-0) will put his unbeaten record on the line when he steps into the ring to face Andre Berto in Las...

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...

Ring warriors awards top agenda

The boxing awards that used to mark an important part in the sporting calendar will be back this year.  This was revealed by Boxing SA...

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...

Stage set for hot Sisters Act

The performance of Sharoddene Fortuin when she beat experienced Brazilian Simone Da Silva Duarte has rekindled debate about who is the best female boxer...

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...

BOXING MECCA: It may be a case of money talks –...

Eastern Cape boxing may lose its best boxer Zolani Tete to England after reports that the Mdantsane southpaw has gone overseas to discuss the...

Hunt’s on for a ticket to ride

It is now or never for SA boxers as they battle it out at the Zone Four Championships in Mozambique eyeing a ticket to...

Sinyabi’s mantra: beware my deadly instinct

You either love Macbute Sinyabi or loathe him but you cannot ignore him. The reigning SA featherweight champion is arguably the best charismatic boxer one...

Nathan has gift of gab to knock them cold

While it may sound a bit far- fetched to compare the  legendary ESPN boxing analyst with the greenhorn Nathan,  the fact is Colin rates...

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...

Journey of discovery – again

When one door closes, the other opens. But we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we don’t see...

Zolani Tete wins big at Boxing SA awards

Zolani “Last Born” Tete deservedly walked away with the most sought-after Boxing South Africa 2017 Boxer of the Year award at the Boardwalk Casino...

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...

Boxers deliver mixed bag of ring craft at XPE event

By MESULI ZIFO The third edition of the Nelson Mandela boxing tournament came and went leaving behind plenty to talk, about as is the case...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

Message from Sports Minister Fikile Malula

Today, we will once more witness another historic boxing event in East London, scheduled to take place at the International Convention Centre.This Boxing is...

‘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...

BOXING MECCA: Bigger Orient will do fans the world of good

Last Friday’s return of Eastern Cape prodigal sons, Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni and Zolani “Last Born” Tete, highlighted that the Orient Theatre was no longer...

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...

‘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...

Bitter pill to swallow but set to whip odds

One would have expected Madoda “One More Time” Dyonase to have thrown in the towel after his two top boxers, Simphiwe Konkco and Siphamandla...

Talk of an exodus gets an uppercut

Sijuta Promotions boss Andile Sidinile has denied that his stable has been hit by an exodus of boxers since allegations of fraud were levelled...

‘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...

Ferocious Khuse taking amateur ranks by storm

The search is on  for the boxer who will carry  Floyd Mayweather’s legacy forward when he retires after September 12.Perhaps the net should be...

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...

Now lionhearted shows his good Samaritan side

By ZINGISA MVUMVU IBF international bantamweight champion Zolani Tete, through the recently established Last Born Foundation, is helping those who are less privileged. Tete, who conceived...

It’s rise of the mighty Tete

Zolani Tete will take one more step towards regaining a world title when he faces Mexican Victor Ruiz at Echo Arena in Liverpool tomorrow. Tete’s...

Goldberg don’t mince words over claims

WBF president Howard Goldberg came out guns blazing responding to comments made by Boxing SA board member Peter Ngatane who was responding to a...

Conspiracy theories for V12 bout is clobbered

Has Simpiwe Vetyeka and his promoter Andile Sidinile smoked the peace pipe after the well publicised fallout when the latter even announced that they...

Gladiator back from the brink

At the beginning of 2013 when Viwe “Redmachine” Mdletyeni was nabbed for doping and subsequently handed with a 15-month ban, many started writing his...

TOP OFFICIAL OF THE WEEK: ALAN MATAKANE

Alan Matakane’s officiating, especially when he is the judge,  tends to raise a few eyebrows but the lanky traffic officer is  proving to be...

All about going the distance- ‘Four Rounder’ uppercuts the myth

Some prefer to belittle him by referring to him as a “Four Rounder”. That is a term used by seasoned individuals in the promoting,...

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...

‘Nomeva’ the Comeback Kid

Xolisani Ndongeni left East London under a cloud complaining that he was fed up with  local boxing politics. But in less than six months after an...

BOXING MECCA: No love lost as Sinyabi seeks to sock it to idol

It has been a while since Macbute Sinyabi, then called Mabhuti used to compete at Daily Dispatch amateur tournaments as a skinny youngster. Sinyabi has...

Taking pros into Rio ring simply dumb

The decision by International Amateur Boxing Association (Aiba) to allow professional boxers to compete at the Olympics has received worldwide condemnation from top boxing...

Fortuin is pure dynamite

It takes some doing for Welcome Ncita to shower a boxer with praise probably because he was a perfectionist in his heyday as the...