Gauteng boxing trainer Sean Smith refuses to rest on his laurels after producing many SA, World and International champions over the years.
Smith guided Marios Matamba to victory for the IBF Continental Africa junior welterweight title at Emperors Palace on Sunday.
"I am just getting started. I am hungry for success," said the 43-year-old trainer.
Matamba, who was making his debut under Smith, stopped equally competent Clement Kamanga. The 24-year-old newly crowned champion from DRC improved to eight knockouts in 10 wins.
Matamba had been based in the Western Cape under unheralded top trainer Zola Koti, who helped him win the WBO Africa junior welterweight title against Siseko Makeleni in December.
Smith, whose first championship victory was the African Boxing Union (ABU) cruiserweight belt won by Thabiso Mchunu against Danie Venter in 2012, said he first met Matamba at a tournament in East London.