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Johannesburg - Boxing South Africa has hailed the abundance of latent talent in South Africa as being the contributing factor to the country’s domination of the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) as champions.

Mzansi boasts five IBO title holders who reign supreme in different weight divisions: Simphiwe Khonco (minimumweight); Hekkie Budler (junior flyweight); Moruti Mthalane (flyweight); Gideon Buthelezi (junior bantamweight); and Malcolm Klassen (junior lightweight).

According to BSA chief executive Tsholofelo Lejaka, the large number of IBO champions shows that the country has massive boxing potential.

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