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Twitter reacts to the death of Willie Toweel

2017-12-27 18:58
Willie Toweel (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Willie Toweel, one of the legends of the South African boxing ring and the last of the fighting Toweel's, passed away at his home on Christmas evening.

He was 83.

READ: Legend of SA boxing ring Toweel dies

Toweel, who was trained by his father "Papa Mike", claimed a bronze medal for South Africa at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki.

He was undoubtedly one of the best fighters South Africa ever produced and retired at the age of 27 with a record of 46-6-2, including 23 wins inside the distance.

Toweel became a boxing trainer following his pro career and lived in Randburg until his death.

Here's how Twitter reacted to his passing:

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