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29Mar 2017

  Boxing fans are in for a feast! This was revealed at a Golden Gloves Press Conference yesterday:     “Show Stoppers” at Emperors Palace on 23 April, and “Hurtin’ for Certain” on 10 June at Emperors Palace – both events live on Supersport.   No fewer than 4 erstwhile amateur champions are on the […]

27Sep 2016

Francois Botha, hailing from Witbank, Mpumalanga, also nicknamed “The White Buffalo”, is a famous South African boxer. Botha is best known for triumphing against Axel Schulz the IBF World Heavyweight Championship title in Germany back in 1995, a title which he was later deprived of enjoying after testing positive for steroids. Botha has participated in […]

27Sep 2016

Muhammad Ali was one of the greatest boxing legends in the world. He had a fighting technique that was unique and with one punch it was over. Muhammad Ali perused professional boxing at an early age and he loved it so much that he built a career out of it. Ali created ripples in the […]

07Mar 2016

Joe Rosella, who won the South African welterweight title in February 1921 and scored only six victories in his 18 fights as a professional, was better known as a trainer of fighters and for his body building gyms rather than being a boxer. Born William Joseph Rosella in Cape Town on June 26, 1897 he […]

14Jan 2016

Possibly one of the best small-hall promoters in the long history of South African boxing is Jeff Ellis, who has done it all. He has been a boxer, trainer, manager, local and international board representative, and, in the in the latter part of the 1990s, he promoted a series of shows to packed houses at […]

15Oct 2015

One of the most exciting heavyweight contenders of the 1980’s, was the big punching Ron Ellis, of Mayfair. Younger brother to another gutsy heavyweight prospect; Jeff Ellis, the trigger-fisted Ron had 23 bouts as a professional, winning 16 (11 by knockouts), losing 6 and drawing 1. sportswriter Paul Hetz. “Ron would have stood a far […]

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