SA boxing legend Mzi Mnguni dies at age 73

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Mzi Mnguni (Gallo Images)
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South African boxing icon Mzi Mnguni, who had a hand in managing and training the country's finest world champions, died on Saturday morning.

He was 73-years-old.

According to DispatchLIVE, Mnguni had been battling with poor health ever since suffering a stroke almost 10 years ago.

Meanwhile, back in 2014, Mnguni also had a heart attack which left him in a wheelchair.

He is known as the man who produced the most world boxing champions in the country.

Mnguni helped guide Eastern Cape boxer Welcome Ncita to a world title, Vuyani Bungu, who holds the record for the most title defences in the country and Mbulelo Botile, who claimed the IBF bantamweight and featherweight titles.

He also played a huge role in the rise of names like Zolani Petelo, Masibulele Hawk Makepula, Lindi Memani, Zolani Marali and Mhikiza Myekeni.

The burial service is yet to be confirmed by the family.

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

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