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Top SA boxing trainer Durandt dies

2017-04-21 18:10
Nick Durandt (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Top South African boxing trainer Nick Durandt has died in a motorbike accident near Clarens in the Free State.

Durandt, who was the president of the Crusaders Bike Club, reportedly collided with a vehicle on the road between Bethlehem and Clarens on Friday afternoon.

Durandt, who produced more champions than any other trainer in the history of South African boxing, retired from the game after nearly 30 years of training and managing fighters, in 2016.

He was 53.

Durandt produced in the region of 30 world champions, 27 international champions and 95 South African champions.

Among the outstanding fighters he took to world titles were Thulani "Sugarboy" Malinga, three-time South African and three-time world champion Phillip Ndou, Cassius Baloyi, Silence Mabuza, Isaac Hlatshwayo, Jacob Mofokeng, Jeffrey Mathebula, Malcolm Klassen, Siphiwe Nonqayi, Hawk Makepula, Zolani Tete and Moruti Mthalane.

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