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'I loved to bully bullies': Lionel Hunter's journey from bouncer to boxing coach

A part-time job as a nightclub bouncer in Yeoville in the heady 1980s led to a legendary street fight between Lionel Hunter and the gangster Gary Beuthin. It was but one violent confrontation in a life filled with them but it cemented Hunter’s tough-guy reputation, writes David Isaacson

06 July 2019 - 17:59 By DAVID ISAACSON

When Lionel Hunter became a bouncer in the late 1980s, gangster Gary Beuthin had already embarked on his reign of terror at Johannesburg nightclubs.

Hunter, a printer by day, started his secondary, nocturnal career part-time at Late Night Al's in Bruma...

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