'Mthakathi' Durandt was one of a kind

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TEAM WORK:   Nick Durandt with his son Damian. (Leon Sadiki)
TEAM WORK: Nick Durandt with his son Damian. (Leon Sadiki)

Johannesburg - The untimely death of renowned boxing trainer Nick “Mthakathi” Durandt has left the country and the boxing fraternity reeling.

Mzansi’s most successful boxing mentor, Durandt failed to answer the proverbial final bell after being killed in a motorbike accident in Clarens in the Free State on Friday.

Although he had not boxed himself, Durandt enjoyed a sparkling career, having trained an unprecedented 95 South African champions in all 17 weight divisions, as well as 38 world title holders and 27 international kingpins through all the leading sanctioning boxing bodies globally.

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