SPORTS DAY: Long live the Legend of ‘Bra Terror’

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SPORTS DAY: Long live the Legend of ‘Bra Terror’

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Shock as SA’s first black world boxing champ dies

SA boxing is reeling in shock after Peter Mathebula‚ the first black man to win a boxing world title‚ died after a long illness in Mohlakeng‚ Randfontein on Saturday night. Mathebula‚ 67‚ affectionately known as “Bra Terror” has been battling with illness for a while and made several trips in and out of hospital. His daughter, Thembi Mathebula, said her father was first admitted to hospital in November before he was discharged to spend the whole of December with his family. “But in January we could see that his condition was getting worse‚ so we sent him back to hospital where he passed away after three weeks of his admission‚” she said. Mathebula’s death sent shockwaves throughout the boxing fraternity with Boxing SA chief executive Tsholofelo Lejaka describing it as the sad moment for the sport. “The legend has gone‚ long live the legend‚” Lejaka said...

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