Southern Giants make comeback
What’s a party without a few beers,
babes and boxing? The Southern Giant
has launched Anton Gilmore’s Southern
Suburbs Boxing Club’s boxing rebirth
after a hiatus of eight years.
A year after the first Southern Giant in
2001 the long and devoted relationship
with South Bank Motors as the chief sponsor began.
They gave away three cars at the next
three events and Mike Batton the first
car winner at the age of 43 is now taking part in this year’s event in a bout to raise funds for Anton’s son Aidan.
The 2005 event was such a success that Anton won the rights to promote the first ever Baby Champs final and subsequently won the Boxing SA award for Most Promising Promoter of the Year in 2005.
The event also attracted the attention
of the amateur officials and soon international
teams were being invited and
highlighted on this celebration of boxing.
Lionel Hunter a former fighter who
once boxed at the club is proud to get
behind the positive message that the Southern Suburbs Boxing Club delivers
and has always been part of the Giant. He now has a VIP tent to parade the
champions for his special clients to see their money at work.
Co-sponsors of this year’s event will be
the Lolly Jackson enterprise, Teazers
who will supply some lovely ring girls. South Bank Motors will also be there as always, but the real gem for this year’s event will be the inclusion of mixed martial
This year will see some
fights going five rounds for
the first time in amateur
Fighters who will feature
on Saturday afternoon, October
24 will be Michael
Mokeona, Ridge Montgomery, Trent Maclean, Derrick van Tonder, Kyle Strydom, David Rajuli, Dylan Hall, Jerry Zandamela, Leon Abramse, Paul and Clement Kamanga, Tendani Thidiela, Brandon Bocking, Keith Nkosi and Allan Bauer.
The boxing calendar that
comes along with the Giant
will have a new look to it
and also feature new and old local boxing stars.
The Makoya hand pads
competition has began to
establish itself and there will
be a prize of equipment to the value of R1000.
South Bank Motors will also offer a Hummer Ride for a day as part of the Easy Car Rental promotion for the Giant crowd, to a lucky ticket holder.
Contact Anton Gilmore at 083
6530190 for any further information and tickets to the events with the amateur
boxing starting at 1.30pm and the MMA
at 7.30 pm.
Tickets for both events will cost R150
and the first hundred tickets sold will receive
free Southern Giant T-Shirts.
Anton Gilmore is a
Anton’s dedication to the South is evident
in his commitment and support to