Two from FS get boxing honour

2017-01-25 06:02
Nominees for Boxing South Africa’s annual awards, promoter Lebo Mahoko (left) and boxer Lerato Dlamini.  Photo: Supplied

Nominees for Boxing South Africa’s annual awards, promoter Lebo Mahoko (left) and boxer Lerato Dlamini. Photo: Supplied

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The Free State boxing fraternity has received recognition for its role in the sport with two individuals nominated for Boxing South Africa (BSA) awards.

The winners, men and women in the respective 16 categories, will be announced at a ceremony to be held at the ICC in Durban this Friday (27/01).

The awards recognise the positive impact made by athletes, journalists, mana­gers and officials actively involved in the promoting of the sport during 2016. The ceremony returns to the calendar after more than five years’ absence. The event’s return sees the Free State getting the thumbs-up in nominations of the pair, promoter Lebo Mahoko of Dream Team Promotions and boxer Lerato Dlamini.

Bloemfontein-based Mahoko, who marks five years in the game, is a contender for the most promising promoter of the year award, while Welkom-based fighter Dlamini has been nominated in the knockout of the year category.

Dlamini made the grade for his upset against Babalo Ncakeni. The gutsy Free State fighter saw off his contender via technical knockout (TKO) in 1 minute 16 seconds into the third round, thus ending the contest scheduled for 12 rounds in March 2016.

Mahoko got recognition for persevering to promote the sport by hosting national and international championships – affording a new breed of boxers showcasing their talent and launching professional careers.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.