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Boxing mentor's wife out of danger

By unknown | Nov 20, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Bongani Magasela

Bongani Magasela

Top boxing mentor Nick Durandt says his wife Michelle is out of life-threatening danger caused by thugs last weekend in an armed robbery at their house in Bedfordview.

"She was beaten severely and had to be hospitalised for two days," he said yesterday.

Durandt, pictured, was in the UK with his fighter Vincent Vuma, who lost the WBC International junior middleweight belt to Ryan Rhodes on Saturday, when his wife was blindfolded in front of their children and assaulted by armed robbers.

He said they took all their expensive jewellery. Durandt estimated that they lost goods to the tune of about a million rand.

"Material things mean nothing," Durandt said. "These guys left scars that will last forever in my wife's heart. I am extremely proud of her and our children for their conduct during this ordeal.

"But I am very sad that I was not there to protect them. If they want a rematch, I am here waiting. I have been in the fighting business for 20 years.

"They had better turn themselves in to the police before I find them myself. I am not going to rest until this matter is concluded."

Durandt, who hones the skills of about 60 fighters in his Bree Street gym in downtown Johannesburg, said his wife said it all happened at about 8pm.

"She has been hijacked before. Now its armed robbery ..." he said.


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