How Denis the gardener became ‘The Menace’ in the ring

16 January 2019 - 08:00 By Alex Patrick
Denis 'The Menace' Mwale trains at the Roy Jones Jr & Jodi Solomon Boxing Gym in Craighall, Johannesburg.
Denis 'The Menace' Mwale trains at the Roy Jones Jr & Jodi Solomon Boxing Gym in Craighall, Johannesburg.
Image: Masi Losi

A simple trophy in a house in Centurion tells an astonishing story of grit and determination – a thank-you gift from a simple Malawian gardener now living his dream as a boxer.

This is the trophy Denis “The Menace” Mwale, 27, gifted his former employer, Frikkie van Biljon, after his first amateur boxing match.

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