The Terry Pettifer Boxing Prospect of the Year Award is hotting up - by Brian Mitchell

Leading contenders for the Terry Pettifer Boxing Prospect of the Year Award are: Luzuko Siyo (Eastern Cape), Bongo Limpenbo (Gauteng), Ryno Liebenburg (Gauteng), Joey Stiglingh (Gauteng)

The winner will be presented with an insurance policy to the value of R25 000.00 (twenty five thousand rand), which will be invested for a period of 5 years, as well as a floating trophy at the "Grand Slam" tournament on 23 November 2011 at Emperors Palace.

Terry was a boxing encyclopedia who could reel off the heavyweight champions and their records from the day the sport started.

A Jack Dempsey fanatic and a genius not only in the fight game, but also an expert on the Titanic, General Custer and Jack the Ripper.

He is the author of three books on the sport of boxing and this award is to keep his legacy alive.