BOXING MECCA: Much ado about muti

Allegations of muti use by Ali Funeka following his shocking fifth round stoppage defeat by Limpopo challenger Tsiko Mulovhedzi has reopened debate on whether...

BOXING MECCA: Joyi ready to face eye of the tiger

It's  been nine years since Nkosinathi Joyi fought a fellow East Londoner and after his career plummeted to an all-time low he will have...

BOXING MECCA: Konkco reveals he is fired to walk the talk

Simpiwe Konkco will engage in his biggest fight of his professional career when he contests for two world titles simultaneously against Hekkie Budler at...

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...

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...

Tete is licensed to thrill

After watching two boxers huffing and puffing  away  for his IBF  junior-bantamweight title last  weekend, Mdantsane southpaw Zolani Tete cannot wait to  return 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...

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...

It’s final countdown for title

The saga over the SA mini-flyweight title will finally be put to bed tonight, or will it? Daluxolo Mangcotywa of Mdantsane and Port Elizabeth’s Lonwabo...

Sister doing it for herself

There is no doubt that Xaba Promotion and Events (XPE) is the biggest black-owned boxing promotion company in South Africa. The promotion is driven by...

Late payments are ‘killing our sport’

Boxing managers and trainers have lambasted Boxing South Africa and accused the federation of killing the sport following “a growing habit” of late payments...

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...

Ali’s day of reckoning

There is strong feeling that unheralded Limpopo challenger Tsiko Mulovhedzi will catch Ali Funeka at the right time when they clash at East London...

Buthelezi’s fight prayers answered

It's one thing for a boxer to beg for activity but in the case of one Gideon Buthelezi being given the opportunity to regain...

Weather delays Mandela Day upgrade

Bad weather has knocked out the planned 67 minutes Mandela Day renovation of Sinethemba High School in Mdantsane’s NU4 scheduled for today. The event was...

Fight blockbuster set to light up city

The general feeling at yesterday’s premedical cum press conference held at Mdantsane Fitness Joint was that Friday’s boxing tournament would serve as the real...

Champions cry foul after ratings low blows

The latest instalment of the national boxing ratings has been released and, as always,  the ratings are shrouded in controversy. They are never free of...

Amateur fists of fury pack real punch

The Eastern Cape Amateur Boxing Organisation (Ecabo) team once again ruled the roost at the recent open  elite championships held in Grahamstown when they  secured...

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...

MOST DISAPPOINTING OFFICIAL OF THE WEEK: LOYISO MTYA

Lulama Mtya’s handling of the mini-flyweight non-title clash  between Siphamandla Baleni and Iviwe Mgema left so much to  be desired. A usually reliable official, Mtya...

Zokwe thriller brings roof down

Rarely  does a bout featuring boxers from outside East  London  manage  to inspire local fans to scream their voices  out. This is due to the...

Message from the editor

February 22 1992. I remember that day as if it was yesterday. I was up early as I had to rush to school to...

BOXING MECCA: Last Born is his pride and joy

Rarely does an active boxer form his own boxing promotion company – but that is exactly what Mdantsane boxer Zolani Tete has done after...