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Zolani Tete with his mother Nomonde and father ZolileTete, they are calling on more hands to help her mother get a prosthetic leg. The Cold Steel bikers have also joined hands in trying to collect donations for Nomonde in order for the world champion to focus on his boxing career again. PICTURE ALAN EASON

World champ hangs up gloves to help his mom

International boxing champ Zolani Tete has put a flourishing career on hold to care for his mother, who needs a prosthetic leg.

SWINGING AWAY: The majority of Lusanda Komanisi's punches fell way short of opponent, Filipino Gasca, right, that left him punching air Picture: STEPHANIE LLOYD

Komanisi rebukes fans

Mdantsane-born Johannesburg-based boxer Lusanda Komanisi may have blown   his relationship for good with East London boxing fans after he criticised them for cheering on his Filipino opponent Roli Gasca in their IBO featherweight title clash at East London’s Orient Theatre on Monday.

Simphiwe Vetyeka

Vetyeka fired up for revenge

SIMPIWE Vetyeka watched his friend Nicholas Walters destroy Nonito Donaire to take his WBA featherweight belt this past October when he scored a brutal six rounds stoppage victory.

From left Boyboy Mpulampula fine tuning Nkosinathi Joyi Picture Mlondolozi Mbolo

‘Bika’ back in Joyi’s corner

WORLD-acclaimed boxing trainer Boy Boy “Bika” Mpulampula has reunited with former world champion Nkosinathi Joyi and the reunion could not have come at a more challenging time.

GAME PLAN: Ali Funeka says his fight against Russian Roman Balaev will not go the distance

Tough talk from Top Gun fighters

A WISE man once said today was tomorrow yesterday. That will be the reminder to all six fighters who will be involved in Golden Gloves’ Top Guns bill at Emperors Palace tonight.

Heavyweight champion Brendon Groenewald trains at Downtown Boxing Gym in East London last week Picture: STEPHANIE LLOYD

Heavyweight title for underdog

IT ended with a brutal barrage of blows as Brendon Groenewald crushed Christophe Walravens in their Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) heavyweight title fight at GrandWest Casino on Thursday night.

Unathi Gqokoma and Mfusi Maxhayi during their WBF bantam weight clash in Cartcath  Picture:  Michael Pinyana

Maxhayi win ends in chaos

MFUSI Maxhayi was once again in the middle of pandemonium  at Cathcart Hall at the weekend, but  he did not attack security officers like he did at the venue in June last year.

ALL IN VAIN: Thabo Sonjica, left, goes on the attack during his IBO Super bantamweight title fight against Roli Gasca at Emperors Palace on Saturday. Despite winning the bout on points Sonjica had to give up his championship belt. GALLO IMAGES

No Monaco bout for embattled Sonjica

THE shenanigans committed by Duncan Village boxer Thabo Sonjica has not only lost him his world title but he will no longer feature in a planned tournament at Monte Carlo in Monaco in October.

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