Jeff Magagane wins WBA Pan African title

But the Gautenger seemed to be a bit on the fortunate side with the split decision.

Jeff Magagane from Gauteng appeared rather fortunate to beat Tello Lithebe of the Free State on a split 12-round points decision, to claim the vacant WBA Pan African featherweight title, at the Carousel Casino in Hammanskraal on Friday night.

Jeff Magagane wins WBA Pan African title
Jeff Magagane wins WBA Pan African title

Jeff Magagane wins WBA Pan African title

But the Gautenger seemed to be a bit on the fortunate side with the split decision.

Visser favoured against Moyo in heavyweight boxing clash

Visser favoured against Moyo in heavyweight boxing clash

Some may even label it a mismatch, but you never know…
Former Free State boxing champ Joseph Lala dies

Former Free State boxing champ Joseph Lala dies

The ‘Dark Destoyer’s’ record didn’t quite reflect what a talented fighter he was.
Lerena back with a bang after year of setbacks

Lerena back with a bang after year of setbacks

Injury and an unfounded doping charge has only motivated the IBO cruiserweight to be stronger.
SA’s Xolisani Ndongeni beaten by wide margins

SA’s Xolisani Ndongeni beaten by wide margins

The versatile multiple champion experiences a tough night in Las Vegas against Devin Haney.
After the demise of Budler, SA have only seven world boxing champs

After the demise of Budler, SA have only seven world boxing champs

Zolani Tete (WBO) and Moruti Mthalane (IBF) are the only South Africa fighters to hold a belt from one of the major organisations.
Hekkie Budler quits, Moruti Mthalane saves SA pride in China

Hekkie Budler quits, Moruti Mthalane saves SA pride in China

Mthalane retained the IBF flyweight belt when Mashiro Sakamoto retired at the end of the tenth round with a badly swollen eye.
Tough assignments for SA boxers Budler and Mthalane in China

Tough assignments for SA boxers Budler and Mthalane in China

WBA light-flyweight champion Hekkie Budler and IBF flyweight champion Moruti Mthalane both have tough fights ahead of them.
Legendary Mitchell tells Mchunu: adapt or die

Legendary Mitchell tells Mchunu: adapt or die

The 30-year-old puts his cruiserweight title on the line this weekend against Tommy ‘Tommy Gun’ Oosthuizen.
Khonco retains IBO title after doctor orders halt to the bout

Khonco retains IBO title after doctor orders halt to the bout

The 32-year-old local minimumweight will probably be relieved about that verdict given that he didn’t look particularly comfortable anyway.
Veteran Walter Dlamini hopes to win SA middleweight title

Veteran Walter Dlamini hopes to win SA middleweight title

As undercard for the Tommy Oosthuizen-Thabiso Nchunu showdown, he’ll face an interesting opponent in former MMA fighter Wade Groth.
Mayweather cancels Japan kickboxing fight

Mayweather cancels Japan kickboxing fight

The retired welterweight legend claims he was ‘duped’ into agreeing to fight.
Defiant Lerena will fight doping charge

Defiant Lerena will fight doping charge

South Africa’s cruiserweight champion claims medication to treat his shoulder injury had caused the adverse finding.
Local boxing rocked by Lerena doping drama

Local boxing rocked by Lerena doping drama

The 26-year-old cruiserweight champion tested positive for a banned substance last month, the WBC has confirmed.
Wheelchair-bound boxing champ still oozes charisma

Wheelchair-bound boxing champ still oozes charisma

Former Transvaal middleweight champion Leo Simelane’s positive approach to life is an example to all who meet him
SA black boxers continue to thrive in post-apartheid era

SA black boxers continue to thrive in post-apartheid era

Zolani Tete is the latest exponent to take the world by storm.
Tete hopes to shine in Russia

Tete hopes to shine in Russia

The experienced, consistent southpaw remains in the running for a big payday at the end of the year.
It’s a rematch between ‘Tommy Gun’ and ‘The Rock’

It’s a rematch between ‘Tommy Gun’ and ‘The Rock’

Just a few weeks after surprising his opponent, Tommy Oosthuizen will have to prove his win over Thabiso Mchunu was no fluke.
Can the ‘Tommy Gun’ overcome rust in big weekend bout?

Can the ‘Tommy Gun’ overcome rust in big weekend bout?

The 30-year-old will be contesting his first fight in the cruiserweight division after 15 months of inaction … against a formidable Thabiso Mchunu.
Budler claims prestigious award

Budler claims prestigious award

The bantamweight is only the second South African to receive the honour.
How SA boxing’s only ‘super’ champ meekly surrendered

How SA boxing’s only ‘super’ champ meekly surrendered

In the end, it was pretty much money that stripped Hekkie Budler of his title.
Buthelezi goes ‘hardcore’ in brilliant display

Buthelezi goes ‘hardcore’ in brilliant display

The result marks the fourth defence of his IBO junior bantamweight title.
‘Hardcore’ is finally back in the ring

‘Hardcore’ is finally back in the ring

Local boxing fans anxious to see Gideon Buthelezi back in action are in for a treat this weekend.
Hero Simpiwe Khonco returns home to defend title

Hero Simpiwe Khonco returns home to defend title

The 32-year-old’s improvement in defence and overall confidence should put him in good stead against Filipino opponent Toto Landero.
History-maker Hekkie Budler approaches legend status

History-maker Hekkie Budler approaches legend status

The 30-year-old became the first African boxer to claim three junior-flyweight titles with a momentous win in Japan at the weekend.
Pacquiao says Matthysse bout to be ‘basis’ for retirement call

Pacquiao says Matthysse bout to be ‘basis’ for retirement call

Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao says the outcome of his July bout against Argentine Lucas Matthysse will likely determine whether he will hang up his gloves after a storied career.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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