Nick Durandt

1963 - 2017

 The son of famous football player, Clifford Durandt, who represented the mighty 

 Wolves in the late fifties. Nicholas Durandt was born on Boxing Day, 26 December 1963 in 

 Wolverhampton, England. Nick moved to South Africa at the age of five. He rapidly 

 established himself as one of the most successful trainers in the history of South African 

 boxing over the course of his boxing career. Having learned his trade from the great 

 trainers of world boxing, legendary names, such as, Tommy Brooks, Hall of Fame inductee Lou 

 Duva, George Benton, Alton Merkson & Freddy Roach. Nick is the most recognised 

 personality in boxing South Africa. 

 Nick Durandt trained 97 national champions, 38 world champions 

 and 28 international champions throughout his boxing career. 

 He coached some of South Africa's finest boxers of the era, including Phillip Ndou, 

 Thulani 'SugarBoy' Malinga, Malcolm Klassen, Cassius Baloyi, Silence Mabuza, 

 Isaac Hlatshwayo, Moruti Mthalane, as well as champion Hasim Rahman 

 It was Nick's spartan training which contributed greatly to Rahman knocking out Lennox 

 Lewis to win the world heavyweight crown at Carnival City in April 2001.

 Durandt has made a tremendous contribution to the sport in South Africa. 

 Known for taking young boys out of the 'ghetto' and giving them a future, he was named 

 'Mthakathi' which means Wizard. He created a class of boxers that stood out from the rest. 

 He created Champions! 

" It was meant  TO be. I am  the  undisputed  king of trainers in this  country, and

the most successful trainer of all  time. "

Nick Durandt

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