• Addo National Elephant Park is only 30 minutes from Belvedere Cottages in Port Elizabeth
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  • Addo National Elephant Park is only 30 minutes from Belvedere Cottages in Port Elizabeth
    Addo National Elephant Park is only 30 minutes from our accommodations. The host offers wonderful advice about the park.

World Champion Mzukiso Sikali

Posted by PE Travel Blogger on Fri November 20, 2015 in Legends of Port Elizabeth.

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)