A boxing convention will return to the Boxing South Africa (BSA) calendar for the first time in 10 years.

BSA has not held a boxing convention since 2010. BSA CEO Tsholofelo Lejaka has revealed that this year’s convention, which is going to be held either in May or June, is also going to be used as a South African Boxing Awards function.

The BSA says there is a number of issues that needs to be discussed during the convention, which is going to be open to all boxing licensees.

Lejaka has revealed that the convention, which is going to be attended by Minister of Sport Nathi Mthethwa, is also going to reflect on what needs to be done to take the sport forward.

The last time a boxing convention was held was in 2010 and has not been held since because of a number reasons.

Meanwhile, Lejaka has re-iterated that a boxing convention needs to be held annually or bi-annually and that’s something he says is going to be discussed at this year’s convention. – Report by Monwabisi Jimlongo