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  1. Budler title defense added to GGG card

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Representatives for strawweight titleholder Hekkie Budler (27-1, 9 KOs), of South Africa, and mandatory challenger Jesus Silvestre (30-5, 22 KOs), of Mexico, avoided a purse bid by making a ...

    Blog | November 28, 2014
  2. Junior bantamweight titlist Zolani Tete pulls out of title defens...

    Dan Rafael

    Junior bantamweight titlist Zolani Tete pulls out of his title defense against Paul Butler because of a broken left hand.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  3. Martin Murray to face Max Bursak in headlining fight of June 21 c...

    Dan Rafael

    Middleweight contender Martin Murray of England will headline a fight card that also will include strawweight world titleholder Hekkie Budler of South Africa in a defense on June 21 at the Monte Carlo Casino in Monaco.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  4. Scott Quigg to face Tshifhiwa Munyai for junior featherweight tit...

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight titlist Scott Quigg has a new opponent for his April 19 defense -- Tshifhiwa Munyai of South Africa.

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2014
  5. Nathan Cleverly to meet Ilunga Makabu in cruiserweight fight Feb...

    Dan Rafael

    Former light heavyweight titlist Nathan Cleverly of Wales will make his cruiserweight debut against Ilunga "Junior" Makabu of South Africa on Feb. 1, Golden Gloves promoter Rodney Berman announced on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2013
  6. Malinga, Hall vie for vacant belt

    Dan Rafael

    South Africa's Vusi Malinga has twice before fought for a bantamweight world title. Neither went very well for him. In 2009, he got knocked out in the first round by then-titleholder Hozumi Hasegawa in Japan. In 2012, he lost a near-shutout decisi...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  7. Mthalane gambles twice and loses

    Dan Rafael

    Flyweight titlist Moruti Mthalane of South Africa is in the midst of learning a very hard lesson about his financial value -- or lack thereof. During the summer, South African promoter Branco Milenkovic said that he offered Mthalane a $50,000 pur...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  8. Injured Silvio Olteanu pulls out of Moruti Mthalane fight

    Dan Rafael

    Flyweight titleholder Moruti Mthalane's title defense against mandatory challenger Silvio Olteanu has been called off.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2013
  9. Oosthuizen ready for big things

    Dan Rafael

    MASHANTUCKET, Conn. - Charles Oosthuizen was one of South Africa's top fighters during the late 1980s. He won his country's national title at junior middleweight and middleweight, but when he stepped up to fight Reggie Johnson -- who would go on to w...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  10. Eddie Chambers to fight at cruiserweight against Thabiso Mchunu o...

    Dan Rafael

    Eddie Chambers is moving down to the 200-pound cruiserweight division for his next fight against 5-8 Thabiso Mchunu of South Africa.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2013
  11. Bellew, Chilemba set for Round 13

    Dan Rafael

    When light heavyweight contenders Tony Bellew of England and Isaac Chilemba of South Africa met on March 30 for the right to become the mandatory challenger to world champion Chad Dawson, they fought to an unsatisfying draw in England in a dreadful f...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  12. Nonito Donaire, Jeffrey Mathebula agree to unification fight

    Dan Rafael

    Nonito Donaire agreed Tuesday to a 122-pound title unification match with Jeffrey Mathebula of South Africa.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2012
  13. Oosthuizen making U.S. TV debut

    Dan Rafael

    One of the more intriguing fighters in the super middleweight division is Thomas Oosthuizen of South Africa. He's a tall southpaw with good power and a fan-friendly style. He has fought only once so far in the United States -- when he outpointed A...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  14. Argenis Mendez to challenge Mzonke Fana for his 130-pound title

    Dan Rafael

    Junior lightweight contender Argenis Mendez won the last time he fought in South Africa. If he wins a second consecutive bout there he will claim a world title.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2011
  15. Zab Judah to face tough rival Kaizer Mabuza for a 140-pound title...

    Dan Rafael

    Zab Judah, the former undisputed welterweight champ and a two-time junior welterweight titleholder, is looking to win a piece of the 140-pound title for the third time when he meets South Africa's Kaizer Mabuza, writes Dan Rafael.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2011
  16. Steve Molitor-Takalani Ndlovu likely headed to South Africa

    Dan Rafael

    Steve Molitor will still meet Takalani Ndlovu for the third time, but instead of the fight taking place March 19 in Canada as originally planned, Molitor likely is headed for Ndlovu's turf in South Africa on a date to be determined.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2011