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List of the most popular, renowned or famous boxers from South Africa. List includes the most notable boxers from South Africa, along with photos when available. This list of South African boxers is alphabetical, but can be sorted by any column and answers the question "what famous boxers are from South Africa?" You can click on the names of the famous boxers of South Africa in order to get more information about each one. List contains boxers like Owethu Mbira and Young Pluto. You can use this list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your views, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you belong to. (40 items)

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Corrie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Corrie Sanders Died at 46 (1966-2012) Cornelius Johannes "Corrie" Sanders was a South African professional boxer. In 2003 he became the WBO heavyweight champion by defeating Wladimir Klitschko via a second-round knock out ...more

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Daniel Bekker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Daniel Bekker Died at 77 (1932-2009) Daniel "Daan" Wepener Bekker was a South African boxer, who won the bronze medal in the Heavyweight division at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. Four years later in ...more

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Willie Toweel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Willie Toweel age 83 Willie Michael Toweel is a former boxer from South Africa, who won the bronze medal in the flyweight division at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.

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Young Pluto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Young Pluto Died at 60 (1871-1931) Young Pluto, later Joe Pluto, was a South African-born featherweight boxer, who lived in Australia for most of his life. His career record was 17-9-12. Born Joseph William Dudley Brown, 10 July ...more

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Clarence Walker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Clarence Walker Died at 59 (1898-1957) Clarence Leonard Walker was a South African bantamweight professional boxer who competed in the early 1920s. He won the gold medal at the 1920 Summer Olympics, defeating Chris Graham in the ...more

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Ernest Pierce is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Ernest Pierce Died at 89 (1909-1998) Ernest "Eddie" Peirce was a South African boxer who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics. He was born in Somerset West and died in Apache Junction, Arizona, United States. In 1932 he ...more

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Jacob Matlala is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Jacob Matlala Died at 51 (1962-2013) Jacob "Baby Jake" Matlala was a South African boxer and junior flyweight champion from Meadowlands, Johannesburg. In 2004, Matlala was voted #72 in the "100 Greatest South ...more

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Harry Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Harry Isaacs Died at 53 (1908-1961) Harry Isaacs was a South African boxer who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics. In 1928 he won the bronze medal in the bantamweight class after winning the third place fight against Frank

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George Hunter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
George Hunter Died at 77 (1927-2004) George Hunter was a boxer from South Africa, who competed in the Light Heavyweight division during his career as an amateur. He was born in Brakpan.

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Gerrie Coetzee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Gerrie Coetzee age 62 Gerhardus Christian Coetzee is a South African former boxer. Also known as the Boksburg Bomber, he was the first boxer from the African continent ever to fight for, and win, a world heavyweight ...more

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Mike Bernardo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Mike Bernardo Died at 45 (1967-2012) Michael "Mike" Bernardo was a South African kickboxer and boxer from Cape Town. Bernardo was known as Beru-chan in Japan, where he has taken part in K-1 World GPs since 1994. He holds ...more

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Dennis Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Dennis Shepherd Died at 80 (1926-2006) Dennis Shepherd was a South African boxer who won the silver medal in the featherweight division at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. Shepherd died at age 79 in Johannesburg.

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Charles Catterall is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Charles Catterall Died at 52 (1914-1966) Charles Catterall was a South African boxer who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics. In 1936 he won the silver medal in the featherweight class after losing the final against Oscar Casanovas of ...more

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Thomas Hamilton-Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Thomas Hamilton-Brown age 101 Thomas Hamilton-Brown is a South African boxer who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics. He was born in Cape Town. In 1936 he was eliminated in the first round of the lightweight class after ...more

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Lawrence Stevens is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Lawrence Stevens Died at 76 (1913-1989) Lawrence "Laurie" Stevens was a South African boxer who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics. He was born in Johannesburg and died in Durban. In 1932 he won the gold medal in the ...more

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Arnold Taylor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Arnold Taylor Died at 36 (1945-1981) Arnold Taylor was a South African boxer who became the WBA Bantamweight champion in 1973.

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Francois Botha is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Francois Botha age 49 Francois Botha, also known as Frans Botha, is a South African boxer, nicknamed "The White Buffalo". Botha is best known for winning the IBF World Heavyweight title in Germany against ...more

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Lehlohonolo Ledwaba is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Lehlohonolo Ledwaba age 46 Lehlohonolo Benedict Ledwaba is a professional boxer. Known as "Hands of Stone", Ledwaba was a champion in the super bantamweight division.

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Malcolm Klassen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Malcolm Klassen Malcolm Klassen is a professional boxer in the junior lightweight division. Known as "Stone", he was a virtual unknown in the boxing world until he challenged and defeated Gairy Saint ...more

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Mzukisi Sikali is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Mzukisi Sikali Died at 34 (1971-2005) Mzukisi Sikali, was a South African boxer who served as a world champion in three different weight categories: junior flyweight, flyweight, and super flyweight.

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Brian Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Brian Mitchell age 56 Brian Mitchell is a former professional boxer and quite possibly the best South African boxer of all time. Mitchell turned pro in 1981 and captured the WBA Junior Lightweight Title in 1986 with ...more

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Cassius Baloyi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Cassius Baloyi age 43 Cassius Baloyi, is a retired professional boxer.

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Virgil Kalakoda is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Virgil Kalakoda age 38 Virgil "The Conqueror" Kalakoda is a South African welterweight boxer and kickboxer, fighting out of Full Body Impact Gym in Sydney, Australia. He is former light-middleweight boxing ...more

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Mzonke Fana is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Mzonke Fana age 44 Mzonke Fana is a professional boxer in the junior lightweight division. Known as "The Rose of Khayelitsha", he was a virtual unknown in the boxing world until he challenged and ...more

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Thulani Malinga is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Thulani Malinga age 62 Thulani Malinga is a South African former boxer, who was twice WBC super middleweight champion.

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Vuyani Bungu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Vuyani Bungu age 50 Vuyani Bungu was a professional boxer. Known as "Carousel Kid" or "The Beast", Bungu was a force in the super bantamweight division throughout the 1990s.

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Johnny DuPlooy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Johnny DuPlooy Died at 49 (1964-2013) Johnny DuPlooy was a former South African heavyweight boxer best known for his win over former WBA World Heavyweight champion Mike Weaver.

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Phillip N'dou is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Phillip N'dou age 40 Phillip Ndou is a South African retired professional boxer. He had an excellent knockout percentage, with a record of 36-4. He was forced into early retirement when he collapsed after a loss to ...more

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Bongani Mahlangu is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Bongani Mahlangu age 38 Bongani Mahlangu is a boxer from South Africa. He participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native African country. There he was stopped in the first round of the Lightweight division by ...more

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Ernest Eustice is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Ernest Eustice Died at 54 (1904-1958) Ernest "Ernie" Jenkin Eustice was a South African boxer who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics. He was born and died in Johannesburg. In 1924 he was eliminated in the first round of ...more

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William Alexander Smith is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
William Alexander Smith Died at 51 (1904-1955) William Alexander Smith was a South African bantamweight professional boxer who competed in the 1920s. He was reigning world champion between 1924 and 1928 after winning the gold medal in the ...more

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Courage Tshabalala is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Courage Tshabalala age 46 Courage Tshabalala was a heavily-hyped professional boxer in the heavyweight division in the 1990s. In his native language his name means "quiet warrior".

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Jackson Chauke is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Jackson Chauke age 32 Jackson Van Tonder Chauke is a South African boxer who won silver at flyweight at the Commonwealth Games 2006 and the All African Games 2007.

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Silence Mabuza is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Silence Mabuza age 40 Silence Mabuza is a professional boxer in the bantamweight division, and as of 6 Jan. 2008, is a former two time holder of the International Boxing Organization's world Bantamweight title. ...more

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Baddie Lebanon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Baddie Lebanon Henry "Baddie" Lebanon is a South African boxer who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics. He was born in Johannesburg. Sometimes his nickname is also spelt "Buddy". In 1928 ...more

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Pierre Coetzer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Pierre Coetzer age 56 Pierre Coetzer is a former heavyweight boxer from Pretoria, South Africa. Coetzer’s most notable fights include those against Johnny du Plooy, Riddick Bowe, Frank Bruno and George Foreman.

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Welcome Ncita is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Welcome Ncita age 52 Welcome Ncita was a professional boxer and IBF Super Bantamweight Champion. Ncita was born in Mdantsane, South Africa. Known as "The Hawk", Ncita turned professional in 1984 and in ...more

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Thomas Mashaba is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Thomas Mashaba Thomas Mashaba is a professional boxer in the featherweight division holding the lightly regarded IBO title. His KO over Eric Aiken was voted South Africa's KO of the year 2007. He lost an upset ...more

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Mzolisi Yoyo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Mzolisi Yoyo Mzolisi Yoyo is a South African lightweight boxer based in Mdantsane. His record stands at 11 wins and 2 losses after 13 bouts.

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Owethu Mbira is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Owethu Mbira Owethu Mbira is a South African boxer who won bronze at lightweight at the All African Games 2007.