A man in a million: Mnguni put East London boxing on the map

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A man in a million: Mnguni put East London boxing on the map

The late Mzi Mnguni was a boxing man to the core and will be sorely missed within the fraternity

Sports reporter

Mzi Mnguni, 72, loved to talk. It didn’t matter that he was a boxing genius, the legendary manager-trainer, who had suffered a stroke a few years ago and died at the weekend, always had time to chat about the fistic science.

And he never assumed he was right.

He and I bumped into each other during a tournament at the Orient theatre in East London in mid-2005. Hawk Makepula and Tshepo Lefele were the two main fighters on a card featuring eight debutants in the first four bouts...

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