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Big booty on offer for Super Four

bigstock-boxing-ring-in-arena-81661514The Super Four cruiserweight tournament continues to gain momentum with interest from all corners of South Africa.

Given the excitement, Golden Gloves has agreed to have a special belt made for the champion, who will be crowned at Emperors Palace in October.

He will get to keep this in honour of winning a tournament that offers both intrigue and anticipation.

Golden Gloves boss Rodney Berman revealed that he was also contemplating making the four-man tournament an annual event depending on what happens to be the liveliest division above welterweight at the time.

Twice he’s opted for cruiserweight – Thabiso Mchunu won the inaugural Super Eight in 2012 – but Berman says he will consider other weight classes.

It’s in keeping with his habit of offering something different on an annual basis and deserves to be applauded, particularly in a tough economy.


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