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Nick Durandt, Veteran Trainer, Dies in Motorbike Accident

RENOWNED South African boxing trainer Nick Durandt died in a motorbike accident near Clarens in the Free State on Friday.

He was 53.

A larger-than-life character, known as much for his chains and rings as for his ability to produce champion boxers, Durandt produced a number of winners on the South African and international scene.

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Among his more famous charges include Thulani “Sugarboy” Malinga, Philip “The Timebomb” Ndou, Cassius Baloyi, Silence Mabuza and Hawk Makepula.

One of the biggest days of his career would’ve been preparing Ndou for the massive showdown against the mighty Floyd Mayweather junior in 2003 in Michigan, with “Money” taking the honours with three powerful overhand rights in the seventh round to win on a technical knockout as the referee stopped the fight.

Durandt was also part of the Hasim Rahman camp when the American knocked out Lennox Lewis at Carnival City in 2001.

Durandt retired in May last year and still maintained a few gyms in Johannesburg until his death.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by VatoMulatto on 04-22-2017

[B]R.I.P[/B] People should just stop riding motorcycles - simply too dangerous.

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 04-22-2017

[QUOTE=mrpain81;17609242]Stay away from motorcycles, kids. Everyone I've met who rides motorcycles has had close calls and a few have died.[/QUOTE] Yep. I'm lucky to be alive today after some of the wacko stunts I used to pull while riding. I…

Comment by The Time on 04-21-2017

This also takes me back to when Diego Corrales died and the shock of that news.

Comment by mrpain81 on 04-21-2017

Stay away from motorcycles, kids. Everyone I've met who rides motorcycles has had close calls and a few have died.

Comment by Eff Pandas on 04-21-2017

He looked like a bike guy. There are definitely worse ways to go then doing something you enjoy. RIP.

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