Fri Oct 28 10:34:00 SAST 2016
Order restored at Sun City Prison after fiery protest over inmates’ TVs

Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.

Fourie vs Joubert - a match made in heaven

By unknown | Jul 01, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Bongani Magasela

Bongani Magasela

In boxing, as in romance, there are matches that are made in heaven and though the pugilistic variety is generally a lot more painful and involves lumps and contusions, promoters just know when they've got a box-office winner.

Though no one on the Golden Gloves team is saying too much at present, there may just be one such "dream match" - Grant "Fireball" Fourie versus Warren "The Warrior" Joubert - which is simmering under the surface.

Top boxing analyst Terry Pettifer said if this fight eventually takes place, it could end up being one of Golden Gloves' mini classics.

Pettifer describes Fourie as the consummate stylist whose razor sharp jab and quicksilver combinations are reminiscent of his lauded uncle, the late great Pierre Fourie.

The young Fourie is under the tutelage of Colin Nathan.

Fourie has fashioned six wins while Joubert, who is under Nick Durandt, boasts 10 wins, a draw and a no contest.

Fourie campaigns in the lightweights and Joubert in the junior lightweights, and both are promoted by Golden Gloves.

"Bearing in mind that they are both undefeated, I believe that a contest between them will not harm either boxer's career, since they are both burgeoning talents," Pettifer said.

"I've learnt from past experiences in the fistic trade that when two local stars swap punches, they invariably benefit from their efforts.

"What a match! Now it's all up to promoter Rodney Berman to convince Colin Nathan and Nick Durandt that their young starlets are up to the task of churning out another local derby that would be long remembered," said Pettifer in his parting shot.


Login OR Join up TO COMMENT