Luff on path to new frontier

Boxing Mecca caught up with Eastern Cape heavyweight champion Donovan Luff who stands on the verge of making history by becoming the first ever...

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...

Ailing Mnguni’s colleagues keep fires burning

East London promoters have taken upon themselves to ensure that boxers belonging to their ailing counterpart Mzi Mnguni are not left behind in activity. Since...

Baleni out to prove he IS the best

The controversy that saw Siphamandla Baleni miss out on an SA mini-flyweight title shot will have ramifications when the boxer takes on Lonwabo Roboshi...

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...

Tete boiling hot over Butler bout

The bypassing of Zolani Tete for a WBO bantamweight title shot in favour of a boxer he has beaten is raising eyebrows back home. Rated...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

BOXING MECCA: Sonjica drops clangers during verbal sparring

Thabo Sonjica is regarded as an enfant terrible of boxing, having lost his world title on the scales and being involved in other out-of-the-...

Devil is in the detail over pay for incensed ‘Angel’

The local boxing scene was stunned into disbelief when boxing hero Lwandile “Angel” Sityatha dropped a bombshell by announcing his retirement from boxing. What was...

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...

Mdabo’s young guns box clever in the ring

It is not surprising that Mdantsane Amateur Boxing Organisation (Mdabo) is the biggest contributor of boxers in the provincial team as the sport is...

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...

‘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...

Mla pulls no punches as he gives the inside take on row

All Winners Boxing club has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately, with the club’s new signee Lusanda Komanisi taking to...

Yoyo bows out after sterling career in the ring

A boxer who is 37 years old with just seven losses in 27 fights  should still be pursuing a world title dream – but...

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...

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...

Orient Theatre’s ‘Iron Lady’

There 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...

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...

Lento can wake a sleeping giant

Morris Lento is one of the few boxers left at the once world champion-producing Eyethu Boxing Club owned by Mzi Mnguni. After Mnguni’s ailment, some...

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...

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 MECCA: Brace for Nomeva tsunami – ‘I am still unstoppable’

The sight of Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni at a boxing event in Mdantsane brought back memories of how enjoyable premedical and weigh-ins involving him used...

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...

All calm before a ring firestorm

Unbeaten female flyweight fighter Leighandre Jegels breathed a huge sigh of relief when she finally came face-to-face with her first international opponent  Liliana Gonzalez at...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Ring of fire on fight night

Yet another boxing tournament came and went leaving mixed feelings about its organisation and the performances of the fighters in the ring.Sijuta Promotions delivered...

Komani now wants its slice of the action

By ZINGISA MVUMVU Ali “Rush Hour” Funeka is set to headline the first boxing tournament in Komani in many years when he defends his WBO...

Last Born’ keeps tabs on Englishman as bout looms

Zolani Tete will take a keen interest when British boxer Jamie McDonnell defends his WBA regular bantamweight title against late replacement Fernando Vargas at...

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...

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...

Nomeva to woo US fans with trademark song

Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni’s fight when he hardly raised a sweat in knocking out overmatched Tanzanian Emelio Norfat came and went without too much fanfare...

Ring politics was not for Xola

The journey towards the boxing summit starts with a boxer moving up the ratings and when a mandatory status is secured, half the battle...

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...

Homeboys to face real test of potency in a ring of fire

The decision by Sijuta Promotions to secure Japanese opponents for their top boxers, Simpiwe Vetyeka and Luzuko Siyo, in their bouts today may backfire...

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...

BOXING MECCA: Lacing up for budding stars

Boxing Mecca competition winner Nompumelelo Boxing Academy owner Gwebile Manziya, who won a punching bag and a pair of gloves, says the prizes have...

Tenge insists she will sting a lot longer

The question doing the rounds in boxing circles is whether former SA boxing golden girl Noni Tenge is still a boxer.Tenge’s ring absence has...

Only one way for Makazole mean machine

By ZINGISA MVUMVU He is explosive inside the square jungle, but so far his career has not matched his fighting speed in reaching for the...

The Ring Wonder hears the bell toll

By MESULI ZIFO Mzonke Fana may have failed to lift the WBO lightweight title from Englishman Terry Flanagan but the Qumbu-born boxer was showered with...

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...

‘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...

Gripped by a haunted past…

After seeing Zolani Tete being pushed in a wheelchair at Cecilia Makiwane Hospital with his left side sagging after what was believed to be...