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01Nov 2021
Jeff Ellis & Willie Toweel

Willie Toweel. How do you begin to tell a story of a man that will forever be in your heart that touched your life and that of your family? Actually it is quite simple really because it was true and honest with loads of respect and love. Willie was a sportsman with morals; he never […]

13Oct 2021

13 October 2021 | There is no doubt that photographs tell a story, especially in the sport of boxing. One of the earliest books with outstanding posed photographs was the Gladiators of the Prize Ring – Heroes of All Nations by Billy Edwards published in 1895. In the introduction the author writes that the illustrations […]

13Oct 2021
Kevin Lerena Heavyweight

Kevin Lerena makes bold move to heavyweight division. The speculation started when IBO cruiserweight champion, Kevin Lerena’s name appeared at number 25 on Boxrec’s heavyweight world ratings. Technically, his last fight was as a heavyweight since it took place at a catchweight above the cruiserweight limit. It is an open secret that making cruiserweight has […]

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, […]

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