June 10, 2021

Can celebrity boxing reignite South Africa’s passion for the sport?

DURBAN – Despite being a loved sport in South Africa, professional boxing has undergone a big decline in the country since the mid-2000s.

Gone are the days when South Africans could tune into their own such as the late Baby Jake Matlala, Phillip Ndou and Corrie Sanders taking on the very best in the game.

Even though it has vast potential to produce world-class boxers, South African boxing has underachieved and desperately needs a kick-start.

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