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Tag: South African Boxer

World Karate Champion, Leighandre Jegels Shot Dead By Her Abusive Boyfriend
Crime

World Karate Champion, Leighandre Jegels Shot Dead By Her Abusive Boyfriend

World karate, continental and SA boxing female champion, Leighandre Jegels, was shot and killed on Friday, by her police officer boyfriend, whom she had a protection order against. Her mother was also shot in the attack and was rushed to an East London hospital. The 37-year-old boyfriend was later arrested after the hired white Mercedes-Benz he had been driving was involved in an accident. . One person was also killed in the accident while four others were injured. Jegels and the accused lived together in Cove Rock until she obtained a protection order against him. The South African boxer did report allegations of domestic violence against him. Jegels had been training for her ring return against Siphosethu Nxazonke in a junior-bantamweight non-title clash in Mthatha on Octobe...
Top SA Boxer Tests Positive In Doping Scandal
Sport

Top SA Boxer Tests Positive In Doping Scandal

Top South African boxer Kevin Lerena has been thrust into the centre of a doping saga, the World Boxing Council (WBC) has confirmed. While exact details are unclear at this early stage, the WBC tweeted on Wednesday that Lerena had "tested positive" last month. "BREAKING NEWS: Boxer Kevin Lerena tested positive in a test by @Vada_Testing done in October 18, in Johannesburg, South Africa," the WBC tweeted. VADA is the Voluntary Anti-Doping Society - an organisation that works with the WBC on the Clean Boxing Programme. Lerena, 26, who is the current IBO World Cruiserweight champion, turned professional in 2009 and has a professional record of 21-1. Lerena found himself in the spotlight back in 2014 during the Oscar Pistorius murder trial when he testified in the state's case a...
South African Boxer Mark Farah Proposes To Girlfriend Inside Boxing Ring
Sport

South African Boxer Mark Farah Proposes To Girlfriend Inside Boxing Ring

South African boxer Mark Farah went down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend inside the boxing ring on her birthday. After Farah defeated Congolese Welcome Malubu over four rounds at Presley's Restaurant in Boksburg, he signalled to his girlfriend Sharne Gerhardt‚ who turned 27 years old on that day‚ to join him in the ring. She made her way to the ring and when she eventually reached him‚ Farah asked the crowd to sing a hearty Happy Birthday for her. Tears of joy rolled down her face as the crowd gave her one of the most rousing renditions she will ever receive in her life. "Thank you very much‚" she sobbed‚ before attempting to leave the ring. But as Gerhardt was about to leave the ring‚ Farah suddenly got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. "Baby could ...

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