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By Ron Jackson 66 years later In the Honor Oak Cemetery in Camberwell in the London borough of Southwark is a grave of a man who shot himself.It is the resting place of a man who used to be a lion-hearted boxer. Hewas a world champion and once beat Johnny Ralph in Johannesburg.I went to […]

There is nothing more exciting than attending a live fight or getting involved in an exciting boxing furry of the time, and having a physical souvenir to show for it. Even in instances where you were not there, or possibly even alive at the time, momentous events have occurred in boxing that will always triumph […]

Boxing is one of the oldest sports in history. With detailed depictions of the sport being displayed in ancient Egyptian and Sumerian carvings, some of our oldest known civilizations, it is a sport that has changed and developed in interesting ways throughout history, making it the beautiful sport that it is today. Having a workable […]

Toweel is one of the most well-known names in South African boxing history. Everyone who is anyone who hears the Toweel name is taken back to a time of legends and South African heroes.  Michael Toweel, the patriarch of the family, arrived in South Africa as a young boy from Lebanon. He was a successful […]

Boxing is an art like no other, requiring hours of diligence and practice to master. It is an attuned dance that takes dedication beyond what most can muster. South Africa has had a colourful history in the boxing arena and was directly impacted by the negative realities of apartheid. This did not stop the champions […]

Muhammad Ali is known the world over as one of the world’s greatest heavyweight champions. His history is rich, having won an Olympic gold medal and being the first fighter to win the heavyweight title three times. All in all, Muhammad Ali has had 56 wins in his 21-year career.  The Road Of A Champion […]

Nelson Mandela was a hero of our time who stood for democracy, equality, and freedom. His history is rich with landmark events and experiences, which made people gravitate towards him for the wonder of his life.  Aside from his career in politics and his fight for freedom, he was an avid student of the science […]

Every year boxing champions are drawn in from all over the world to compete in a variety of international boxing events. These champions go through grueling preparation for months and train like no other to get them ready for the big fight that will make their career. The art and skill developed in a boxer’s training […]

There are a variety of books available on the topic of boxing that go into great detail about the elegant science and history of boxing, as well as chronicle some of the best fights. Boxing books can be of the factual or fictional type, all with riveting details of the brilliance and brutality of what goes into […]

As iconic as watching the matches themselves, photographs of some of the most spectacular moments in history serve for the best memories.  Boxing, as a sport, was first seen as an Olympic event in the 23rd Olympiad of 688 BCE. The photographs of boxing events only date back to as far as the invention of […]

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