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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 […]

Our changing and ever-evolving world creates two new problems for every problem that is solved. In the interim, the youth are responding to a world that is seemingly in crisis. In an article by Parent 24 to promote SANCA Drug Awareness Week, it was reported that 80 percent of male youth deaths are alcohol-related, whilst […]

Kevin Lerena known as “Two Guns” is a South African cruiserweight professional boxer. His boxing career started in 2011. Kevin was born in Johannesburg Gauteng South Africa on the 05-05-1992 and is currently 27 (2019) years of age. His current height is 6’1” which is 185 cm. He has held the International boxing organisation world […]

The African Ring has always been a great place to establish a budding boxing career, as they say we all start somewhere. For some of the most prominent African boxing champions, humble beginnings are the common denominator. Most African boxing stars were raised in previously disadvantaged communities, but with hard work, perseverance and great coverage […]