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)