Phillip Ndou, the former boxing featherweight champion, has been arrested and is out on R1 000 bail after he appeared in court on assault charges on Monday.
The 39-year-old faces a charge of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm after he attacked Boxing South Africa (BSA) officials at a weigh-in at the Thohoyandou Town Hall on Friday.
According to PowerFM, Ndou was due to fight on Saturday but was informed on the day before the fight that his application for a boxing licence had been declined on medical grounds.
That did not sit well with him. He took matters into his own hands and assaulted at least three BSA officials, accusing them of ruining his life.
Ndou handed himself over to the Thohoyandou police and his case has been postponed to September 15 for further investigation.
BSA chairperson Ntambi Ravele and tournament promoter Mpho Khorombi spoke to PowerSport.