Former South African bantamweight champion Phindile Gaika will be buried in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.
Gaika passed away after he was shot in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, on Tuesday last week. He was 65.
The former South African bantamweight champion’s funeral service is going to be held in Ngwendu Street, KwaZakhele.
During his time inside the ring, Gaika traded leather against former SA bantamweight Simon ‘Tsipa’ Skosana, Peter ‘Terror’ Mathebula, a former World Boxing Association (WBA) flyweight champion, and Reuben ‘Kid Zion’ Matewu just to mention three.
Meanwhile, vastly-experienced time keeper Nangoku Tetani was buried in Khulile village, Debe Nek, in the Eastern Cape on Saturday.
Tetani, who was a time keeper since 1975, was one of the most recognisable figures in boxing tournaments held in the Eastern Cape and he passed last Sunday morning aged 68.