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 'Sugar Boy' 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 the 'ghetto' and giving them a future. He was known as 'Mthakathi', which means Wizard. He created a class of boxers that stood of from the rest. He created champions only!