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Boxing | South Africa

Hekkie Budler © Gallo Images

Five from SA among Ring's Top 10



Ring magazine now rates five SA boxers among the ten best in the world in their divisions.

This follows the Golden Gloves Triple Thunder tournament at Emperors Palace near Johannesburg on Saturday night.

Promoter Rodney Berman said on Sunday the event had disproved the notion that SA boxing was in the doldrums.

Berman now wants three of the leading fighters to take part in another Emperors Palace tournament in November. They are strawweights Hekkie Budler and Nkosinathi Joyi and super-middleweight Thomas Oosthuizen. All three are among Ring’s top ten.

Ilunga Makabu, who knocked out American Eric Fields last Saturday, is now ninth in the cruiserweight rankings.

Ring has IBO champion Budler at No 2 and Joyi third. IBF flyweight champion Moruti Mthalane is fourth, Oosthuizen eighth and Jeffrey Mathebula No 2 in the junior featherweight division.

Budler, Oosthuizen, welterweight Chris van Heerden, featherweight Simpiwe Vetyeka and Thabo Sonjica, a junior featherweight, hold IBO titles. Mthalane, the IBF champion, is the only South African whose “world” title is recognised by Ring.

Isaac Chilemba from Malawi, who is also based in South Africa, is at No 8 in the Ring's light-heavyweight ratings.



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