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What must SA box­ers do to win big ti­tles? SMS us on 35697 with the key­word SMSes cost R1.50 each. Or talk to us on Twit­ter (@Ci­ty_Press) or Face­book (face­book.com/city­press.co.za) fended the ti­tle a record 12 times.

“Mean Ma­chine” Mitchell also cap­tured the IBF ju­nior light­weight cham­pi­onship with a points-de­ci­sion win over Amer­i­can Tony Lopez in Sacra­mento, Cal­i­for­nia, in 1991.

Now that the SABC has lifted the ban on broad­cast­ing live box­ing, South African box­ers may again stand the chance of con­test­ing cred­i­ble WBC and WBA crowns, as pro­mot­ers once again have the in­cen­tive to stage more top-class bouts.

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