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...

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...