20.2.2021 08:02 am
While incarcerated for murder he was introduced to boxing by another former professional Sandile Hoho, which for him became a “life transforming experience”.
It may be one of the toughest, brutal sporting codes, but having honed his skills in prison, boxing has been the route to freedom for hot featherweight prospect Abdul-Aziz Kunert.
A significant resurgence of Covid-19 infections across the Eastern Cape and Buffalo City as well as the closure of municipal and public facilities, forced the promoter’s hand.
Asked how hard he can punch, Tyson replied, “We’re going to see” and said he’s ready to adapt if Jones attacks quickly.
Following the cancellation there were suggestions that Campbell was running scared.
A cryptic tweet by the promoter late on Friday triggered alarm bells, before the news was confirmed by Liebenberg’s camp.
Lerena last saw action in February, just prior to the Covid-19 lockdown, when he gained an easy sixth-round technical knockout victory over Firat Arslan to retain his IBO strap.
The unforeseen cancellation of the men’s bantamweight title fight between Joshua Studdard and Thumelo Matsane may have indirectly breathed life back into women’s boxing.
A kidney problem has resulted in the fighter missing his scheduled 10-rounder for the vacant Gauteng bantamweight title.
Being so young, at ages 19 and 21, they both still have the ability to adapt and be ‘moulded’, according to respected trainer, Colin Nathan.
The bout headlined an impressive Golden Gloves five-fight Back4Battle card – the first tournament since the sport was abruptly halted by the coronavirus pandemic in March.
Brandon Thysse ended his bout against previously unbeaten Boyd Allen in the final second of the third round.
Unlike a normal tournament, the thud of leather striking the body or face and instructions being barked from the trainers in the respective corners will be clearly audible, and missing will be the usual crescendo of noise from the crowd.
A video referee will rule on any key moments that the third man in the ring may make during a fight when live boxing returns to the country on Saturday night.
Unbeaten after five fights in the junior-welterweight division, Wolmarans hopes to receive more opportunities on the international stage.
Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson’s exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr. originally set for next month has been pushed back to November, organisers said Tuesday.