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A Brief Look At South African Boxing Boxing in South Africa found its way into the lifestyle of South Africans during the 18th Century, where miners, brokers, financiers and so on found themselves in a gold rush. This is way before African Ring was developed as one of the top news and memorabilia businesses of […]

Muhammed Ali: His nickname says it all, “The Greatest”, Muhammed Ali was the very first boxer to win the heavyweight championship of the world not only once, not twice, but three times.   Tony Canzoneri: In an era of brilliant fighters, Tony Canzoneri was one of the very best out there. He is a three-time […]

Kevin Lerena IBO World Cruiser Champion on his way to Germany. Lerena takes on Firat Arslan on 08-02-2020 in Goeppingen in defence of his title.He won the title beating Youri Kalenga (above) at Emperors Palace back in September 2017 and has successfully defended it five times.  The more experienced Firat Arslan has had twice as many […]

Boxing has been around for a great many years, producing legends, crowd favourites and athletes that have faded into obscurity since most people can care to remember. However, it didn’t simply appear in the form that fans and athletes know today. Boxing has evolved and changed with the times, which is one of the reasons […]

Jeff Ellis’s contribution and dedication to his love of boxing is absolutely apparent when you know the wealth of experience he has gained since his first ring experience in 1959. He has been assigned to produce the world championship events programs for the past 15 years and is the sole publisher for Golden Gloves (Pty) […]

Jacob “Baby Jake” Matlala is a South African boxing champion. Let us explore his life and contributions to the world of boxing. The South African Flyweight Champion. Baby Jake was born in 1962 in Meadowlands, Johannesburg. His passion for the sport of boxing was encouraged at the age of ten when he accompanied his father, […]

Boxers are career athletes who participate in hand to hand fighting contests inside a square ring framed by parallel rows of rope. Boxing matches are managed by referees inside the ring and made up of periods of time called rounds. The winner of a match is determined by an injury, knockout, or the referee’s decision. […]

An effective fighter hones their skill and fitness through rigorous and consistent training, but the outcome of training depends on a lot more than physical fitness, strength and endurance. The body, mind and fighting spirit need to be developed as well; so too does form, accuracy and the ability to take a blow unflinchingly. Boxing […]