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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Boxing commentator, Bert Blewett (84) has died.

The South African boxing commentator, Bert Blewett has died. He was 84.

He started his boxing journalism and broadcasting career in 1978. Besides writing for numerous publications, he covered boxing for first the SABC and then moved to M-Net and SuperSport.

Based in Durban, he was nominated to the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1988.

He was the editor of the Knockout, Boxing Beat and Ringside magazines before serving as editor of South African Boxing World which later changed its name to Boxing World from September 1977 to August 2004.

Bert Blewett received numerous awards for his contribution to boxing and was also a presenter on the television programme Bert Blewett’s Boxing Update.

He also published a hardcover book The A-Z of Boxing in 1996, which was subsequently released in paperback in 1999.