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The first black South African to win a world boxing title, Peter Mathebula has died at the age of 67.

The Talented boxer Mathebula made history in 1980 when he beat fellow flyweight Tae-Shik Kim of South Korea at the World Boxing Association title fight in Los Angeles.

On his boxing career and outstanding achievements, Mathebula was given the name ‘’Terror’’ because of his outstanding skills in the ring.

Concerning his health, Dianah Tlhale his sister revealed to SABC that, Mathebula died at Leratong hospital on Saturday night after being “in and out of hospital before deteriorating.”

On his childhood history, Mathebula began boxing at the age of nine, before having his first amateur fight aged 19.

Other reliable sources reported that, Mathebula who wanted to become a professional footballer, grew up as a child South Africa’s North West province, Mathebula

Mathebula would be remembered for his world title victory in 1980 which was undoubtedly the proudest moment of his career, earning him fans across South Africa at the height of apartheid.

BBC