Mzi Mnguni was boxing's 'trusted' manager/trainer

14 February 2021 - 00:00

Mzi Mnguni, who died on Saturday morning after years of ill health, played an instrumental role in transforming East London - and Mdantsane specifically - into a boxing breeding ground.

Starting with Welcome Ncita, the trainer/manager produced five mainstream world champions from the region. Ncita became SA's second black world champion when he won the IBF junior-featherweight title in Israel in 1990, though Mnguni wasn't at ringside, having had to return home after Oupa Gqozo's messy coup in the then nominally independent Ciskei...

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