Breaking News: Legendary boxing promoter and trainer Nick Durandt has died

Legendary boxing promoter and trainer Nick Durandt has died in a bike crash near Clarens in the Eastern Free State

Durandt, who was the president of the Crusaders Bike club, collided with a vehicle on the road between Bethlehem and Clarins on Friday afternoon.

His son Damien was with him in the hospital when he died.

Peter Leopeng, EWN boxing correspondent, says he is in shock.
Two weeks ago Durandt retired from boxing and his son Damian took over, says Leopeng.

Durandt produced 90 South Africa champions.

Peter Leopeng, EWN boxing correspondent

He was controversial, you either liked him or you hated him.

Peter Leopeng, EWN boxing correspondent

He was a straight shooter says Leopeng and did not care what people thought of him.

Take a listen to what Leopeng has to say about the legend:


This article first appeared on 702 : Breaking News: Legendary boxing promoter and trainer Nick Durandt has died


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