Boxing News

24Aug 2021
giovani Pretorius - African Ring

Former Olympian and South African champion dies at 49 It has been reported the former Olympian and South African middleweight champion Giovanni Pretorius passed away from the Covid 19 virus at a hospital in Alberton on Monday. He was 49. Born in Johannesburg on 1 January 1972 he was a good amateur and selected together […]

22Jul 2021
andre thysse - African Ring

Former South African and Commonwealth super middleweight champion Andre Thysse who fought as a professional from 1999 to 2009 died of the Covid 19 virus on Thursday morning. He was 52. Thysse who was born in Germiston on 24 March 1969 never really looked like a boxer with his long, thin legs, pipe-stem arms and […]

23Apr 2021
The Veteran Boxer - African Ring

The search for the perfect boxing glove continues. But great progress has been made, thank goodness, since the day fighters did not wear gloves at all or spiked ones. One of the most notable dates in the development of gloves, and the history of boxing, was September 7, 1892. On the day in New Orleans, […]

20Apr 2021

“Fifteen referees. I want fifteen referees to be at this fight because there ain’t no one man who can keep up with the pace I’m gonna set except me. There’s not a man alive who can whup me. I’m too fast. I’m too smart. I’m too pretty. I should be a postage stamp. That’s the […]

18Apr 2021
Rocky Marciano squares up to Tommy Bensch in SA - African Ring

Did you know? Marciano on a visit to South Africa was invited to step in as the third man on 25th November 1967 in an exhibition bout between Robert Trott (2-1-1) and Arnold Taylor (1-0-1) Arnold Taylor went on to become South African bantamweight, flyweight and WBA bantamweight champion  Marciano also squared up for a […]

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