Rita, outside Belvedere Cottages
World Champion Mzukiso Sikali
Mzukisi Sikali, A South African boxer who served as a world champion in three different weight categories: junior flyweight, flyweight, and super flyweight.
Sikali, was regarded as one of South Africa's top boxers.
He was stabbed to death after he attempted to fight off a couple of muggers in Uitenhage, near Port Elizabeth. The assailants were arrested around one hour after the incident; only a mobile phone which had been stolen from Sikali, was also recovered.
The last contest that Sikali fought before his death was a unification bout against the Armenian fighter Vic Darchinyan, in which Sikali lost his IBO flyweight title after the fight was stopped in the eighth round. His professional record was twenty-nine wins (seventeen by KO), seven losses, and two draws.
A true South African Legend and son of Port Elizabeth.
(30 July 1971 – 16 September 2005)