Tributes pour in for Nick Du Randt
The late boxing trainer was killed in a motor cycle accident on Friday whilst riding in Clarens.
CAPE TOWN- Tributes continue to pour in for late boxing trainer Nick Du Randt who died on Friday aged 53.
South African boxing trainer Harold Volbrecht says the lack of talent in this country killed Du Randt's passion for the sport.
Du Randt was killed in a motor cycle accident on Friday whilst riding in Clarens.
During his career he produced 95 South African champions in all 17 weight divisions, developing 38 world champions and 27 international champions.
Volbrecht says he's always known Du Randt to be one of the best trainers.
“Du Randt was a good manager. In our days boxing was very popular, every guy who was at the gym had the potential of being a champion, unfortunately today it’s not the same thing and I think Nick lost interest.”
SA boxer Kevin Lerena says Du Rant helped make South Africa an international boxing powerhouse with his skill and hard work.
Lerena says he was a mentor to many up and coming boxers.
“He paved the way for a lot of young trainers. I shared a ring with him... he was a truth competitor as a trainer. He would always contacted me after every fight to congratulate me. My condolences to his family and friends.”
Lerena has described Du Randt as a hard man inside the ring but a soft one out of it.
Lerena says Du Randt was a true professional: “He was a tough man, a very serious businessman and a top boxing trainer. Outside of the ring he was an all-rounder; a good man and a gentle man.”
(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)