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...

Dark cloud hanging over Mbalula’s plan

The stunning Cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma has not only thrown the Treasury into a state of confusion but has had far-reaching implications...

Nonina takes jab at Fortuin

Newly crowned WBF world female bantamweight champion Bukiwe Nonina has torn onto her rival WBA International champion Sharoddene Fortuin accusing her of seeking publicity...

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...

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...

Fight world is braced for the ring Amazons

A group of girls rhythmically stomp their feet while displaying deft moves in shadow boxing. Their faces are a contortion of seriousness as sweat streams...

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...

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...

Tears of joy after stunning victory

In one of her training sessions while preparing to defend her SA featherweight title against Unathi Myekeni, Asandiswa Nxokwana broke down and cried. But her trainer,...

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...

Mpontshane reveals his rise from adversity to triumph

Phila Mpontshane made the headlines for the wrong reasons after he stabbed his stablemate Asiphi Tshili with a broken beer bottle. Even when he was...

Revenge is in the air as Tete aims to get that Filipino scalp

When it was announced the national boxing awards were making a return, the interest centred around the Boxer of the Year award. And when the...

Nomeva to rock it big

Whether he is fighting, undergoing a weigh-in for a fight or simply a spectator, Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni is always his bubbly self. He is also...

Ndongeni vows to land big one on awards night

Boxer of the year award nominee Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni has issued a strong warning to his fellow nominees that they must forget about the...

Top fighter’s camp mired in confusion

Confusion is reigning in the technical team of former world champion Simpiwe Vetyeka after the boxer left to prepare for his upcoming fight in...

Pugilists‘ careers in limbo

All that glitters is not gold, so it seems for three East London boxers after their decision to sign with US handlers back fired. The...

Buffalo City pugilists rule roost at national awards

Buffalo City region is expected to make a clean sweep at the national boxing awards scheduled to be held at Durban International Convention Centre...