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Famous Boxers from South Africa

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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
Dec. at 46 (1966-2012)
Cornelius Johannes "Corrie" Sanders (7 January 1966 – 23 September 2012) was a South African professional boxer who competed from 1989 to 2008. He won the WBO heavyweight title in 2003 ...more
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Daniel Bekker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Dec. at 77 (1932-2009)
Daniel "Daan" Wepener Bekker (9 February 1932 – 22 October 2009) was a South African boxer, who won the bronze medal in the Heavyweight division (+ 91 kg) at the 1956 Summer Olympics ...more
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Willie Toweel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
age 85
Willie Michael Toweel (6 April 1934 – 25 December 2017) was a boxer from South Africa, who won the bronze medal in the flyweight division (– 51 kg) 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
Dec. at 60 (1871-1931)
Joseph William Dudley Brown (10 July 1872 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa – 3 March 1931 at Mosman Park, Western Australia) was a South African-born featherweight boxer, better known as Young ...more
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Clarence Walker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Dec. 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
Dec. at 89 (1909-1998)
Ernest "Eddie" Peirce (25 September 1909 – 23 January 1998) was a South African boxer who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics. He was born in Somerset West and died in Apache ...more
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Jacob Matlala is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Dec. at 51 (1962-2013)
Jacob "Baby Jake" Matlala (1 August 1962 – 7 December 2013) was a South African boxer and junior flyweight champion from Meadowlands, Johannesburg. In 2004, Matlala was voted #72 in ...more
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Harry Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Dec. at 53 (1908-1961)
Harry Isaacs may refer to: Harry Isaacs (pianist) (1902–1972), British pianist Harry Z. Isaacs (1904–1990), American racehorse owner Harry Isaacs (boxer) (1908–1961), South African boxer who ...more
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George Hunter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
George Hunter Dec. at 77 (1927-2004)
George Hunter (22 July 1927 – 12 December 2004) 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
age 64
Gerhardus Christian "Gerrie" Coetzee (born 8 April 1955) is a South African former professional boxer who competed from 1974 to 1986, and in 1993 and 1997. He was the first boxer from ...more
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Mike Bernardo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Mike Bernardo Dec. at 45 (1967-2012)
Michael "Mike" Bernardo (28 July 1969 – 14 February 2012) was a South African kickboxer and boxer from Cape Town. Bernardo was known as Beru-chan in Japan, where he has taken part in ...more
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Dennis Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Dennis Shepherd Dec. at 80 (1926-2006)
Dennis Shepherd (11 October 1926 – 12 June 2006) 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 ...more
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Charles Catterall is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Dec. at 52 (1914-1966)
Charles Catterall (16 October 1914 – 1 November 1966) 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 ...more
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Thomas Hamilton-Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
age 103
Thomas Hamilton-Brown (born 1 July 1916) 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 ...more
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Lawrence Stevens is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Dec. at 76 (1913-1989)
Lawrence "Laurie" Stevens (25 February 1913 – 17 August 1989) was a South African boxer who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics. He was born in Johannesburg and died in Durban, Natal. ...more
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Arnold Taylor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Dec. at 36 (1945-1981)
Arnold Taylor (15 July 1945 – 22 November 1981) was a South African boxer who held the Lineal and WBA bantamweight championships in 1973.
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Francois Botha is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Francois Botha age 51
Francois "Frans" Botha (born 28 September 1968) is a South African former professional boxer and kickboxer. In boxing he competed from 1990 to 2014, and is perhaps best known for ...more
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Lehlohonolo Ledwaba is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Lehlohonolo Ledwaba age 48
Lehlohonolo Benedict "Lehlo" Ledwaba (born 27 July 1971) is a South African former professional boxer who competed from 1990 to 2006, and held the IBF junior-featherweight title from
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Malcolm Klassen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Malcolm Klassen
Malcolm Klassen (born in Hammanskraal, Gauteng, South Africa) is a South African professional boxer. Known as "Stone", he was a virtual unknown in the boxing world until he challenged ...more
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Mzukisi Sikali is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
Mzukisi Sikali Dec. at 34 (1971-2005)
Mzukisi Sikali, (30 July 1971 – 16 September 2005), was a South African boxer who served as a world champion in three different weight categories: junior flyweight, flyweight, and super
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Brian Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
age 58
Brian Mitchell (born 30 August 1961 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a former professional boxer and quite possibly the best South African boxer of all time. Mitchell turned pro in 1981 and ...more
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Cassius Baloyi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
age 45
Cassius Baloyi, (born on 5 November 1974 in Malamulele, South Africa), 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 40
Virgil "The Conqueror" Kalakoda (born 24 December 1979) is a South African welterweight boxer and kickboxer, fighting out of Full Body Impact Gym in Sydney, Australia. He is former ...more
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Mzonke Fana is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
age 46
Mzonke Fana (born 29 October 1973 in Qumbu, Eastern Cape, South Africa) is a professional boxer and a former two-time International Boxing Federation champion.
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Thulani Malinga is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Boxers from South Africa
age 64
Thulani Malinga (born 11 December 1955) is a South African former professional boxer who competed from 1981 to 2000, and held the WBC super-middleweight title twice between 1996 and 1998.