Boxer ‘Black Panther’ Ndou finds even more love in Australia
Former IBF junior welterweight and IBO and WBF welterweight title holder will be inducted into the country’s Boxing Hall of Fame
Self-exiled former two-weight world boxing champion Lovemore “The Black Panther” Ndou will be inducted into the Australian Boxing Hall of Fame on Saturday. Ndou‚ the 47-year-old former IBF junior welterweight and IBO and WBF welterweight title holder‚ has lived in Australia since 1996 and he said the ceremony would take place at the Pullman Hotel in Melbourne‚ Victoria. ‘‘I am so excited‚” said the fighter, who retired in 2012 after capturing the IBF Pan Pacific and WBF welterweight belts after defeating Gairy St Clair. Ndou‚ who has fought big names including Sharmba Mitchell‚ Miguel Cotto‚ Paul Malignaggi‚ Canelo Alvarez‚ Kell Brook and Phillip Ndou‚ boasted 31 knockouts in 49 wins against 13 losses and two draws. He was once chief sparring partner for flamboyant star fighter Floyd “Money” Mayweather Junior and remains the only boxer in history to have doubled as a fighter while practising as a lawyer. Today Ndou owns the Lovemore Lawyers firm in Sydney.
He is also the first...