Gideon Buthelezi

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Gideon Buthelezi
Real name Gideon Bongani
Nickname(s) Hardcore[1]
Rated at light flyweight
Nationality South African
Born (1986-07-16) 16 July 1986 (age 28)[2]
Boipatong, Gauteng, South Africa[3]
Stance southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 15
Wins 12
Wins by KO 4
Losses 3

Gideon Buthelezi (born 16 July 1986)[2] is a South African light flyweight boxer. His stance is southpaw. Training under Elias Tshabalala's guidance,[4] he was crowned the International Boxing Organization (IBO) strawweight champion in June 2010. Buthelezi also won the IBO light flyweight title against Hekkie Budler via a split decision at the Emperor’s Palace in Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa, on 27 January 2011.[1] He fought against Adrián Hernández to unify his IBO title and Hernández's WBC title in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, but was stopped in the second round on 24 September 2011.[5]


Buthelezi was born Gideon Bongani and resides in Boipatong, Gauteng.


  1. ^ a b "South African Buthelezi in world title shot". 8 August 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Gideon Buthelezi Could Be Looking At Unbeaten Budler!". Golden Gloves Boxing Promoters. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Night of the Big Little Men hots up". Golden Gloves Boxing Promoters. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Telford Vice (16 August 2011). "Tshabalala honing two boxers for title fights". BusinessDay. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Bongani Magasela (29 September 2011). "Buthelezi injury revelation". The Sowetan. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 

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