Southern Giant Annual Boxing Festival

ONE OF THE BEST EVENTS IN THE CALENDAR OF BOXING SOUTH AFRICA.

The tournament reinforced social cohesion with foreign boxers as well as sending off former boxer and trainer Anton Gilmore as Southern Giant promoter. Gilmore will be mentoring the children as part of his social cohesion and continue to develop talent in boxing. In the main bout John Bopape forced Wade Groth into submission in the seconds of first round.

Groth did not prove why he was favourite to win the fight.

Top rated Cruiserweight Chris Thompson went to register the point decision win over Limbani Lano from Malawi. The most entertaining bout of the night was Cruiserweight Julian Cook and Tshepo Malope. Cook a former Martial Arts fighter emerged winner on points.

Another schoolkid, Cayden “Sugar Ray” Truter in the Junior Lightweight recorded his third professional win record with a TKO in second round against Themba Hadebe.

Christian Libote also recorded his first professional win against Sydney Msemi by TKO.

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