“I knew if I got another chance, I couldn’t mess around. We made the changes I needed in both my personal and boxing life, I got my head down and started grafting.”
“There comes a time in life when one feels it’s time to give back and this is my way of saying thank you.”
The 37-year-old ring veteran, trained by Colin Nathan at the Hotbox Gym in Johannesburg, said the purse offer wasn’t even a consideration to him, he just wanted to get in the ring and “show Campbell who is boss.”
Kriel was knocked to the canvas in the second and fourth rounds.
“This is gross misconduct and we have to deal with it in a certain way if we are serious about bringing back prestige to the sport of boxing.”
Lerena and his management have been loathe in the build-up to call this assignment a “keep busy” fight as the man they call “Two Guns” has big-fight options on his radar.

Boxing Coronavirus lands a knockout blow to boxing tournament

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. 

Boxing Tyson plans fast start in ring return against Jones

Asked how hard he can punch, Tyson replied, “We’re going to see” and said he’s ready to adapt if Jones attacks quickly.

Boxing Grudge fight was too risky, Campbell’s trainer insists

Following the cancellation there were suggestions that Campbell was running scared.

Boxing Big blow for boxing fans as local ‘super fight’ is scratched

A cryptic tweet by the promoter late on Friday triggered alarm bells, before the news was confirmed by Liebenberg’s camp.

Boxing No half measures as Lerena targets an explosive return to the ring

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.

Boxing Passing of Lionel Hunter: Boxing tournament tinged with deep sadness

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.

Boxing Another setback for Studdard as he’s floored without throwing a punch

A kidney problem has resulted in the fighter missing his scheduled 10-rounder for the vacant Gauteng bantamweight title.

Boxing Promising Truter brothers join Hotbox Gym to get back on track

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.

Boxing Christodoulou on Thysse’s victory: It was a fair and right call

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.

Boxing Boxing is back! Thysse stops Allen to win 4@War shootout

Brandon Thysse ended his bout against previously unbeaten Boyd Allen in the final second of the third round.

Boxing Relief for local fighters and promoters as boxers return to the ring

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.

Boxing Additional technical official to be used as boxing makes its return

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.

Global prospect Hedda Wolmarans going the distance for women’s boxing

Boxing Global prospect Hedda Wolmarans going the distance for women’s boxing

Unbeaten after five fights in the junior-welterweight division, Wolmarans hopes to receive more opportunities on the international stage.

Boxing Tyson, Jones fight pushed back to November

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.

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