Abbott played a ‘big’ role in SA boxing’s golden era


Abbott played a ‘big’ role in SA boxing’s golden era

Jimmy Abbott might not have fought for the SA heavyweight title, but he certainly coulda’ been a contender

Sports reporter

Colossal Jimmy Abbott, who died at the age of 61 on Sunday, won the Transvaal heavyweight title, but he never fought for the SA crown.

Undisputed as a prospect, Abbott knocked out Kallie Knoetze in the first round to claim the provincial mantle at the Ellis Park tennis stadium this month 41 years ago.

Nobody doubted Abbott’s potential...

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