BALOYI Papish < Back  
Sport Boxing
CGA South Africa   
Gender Men
Born 22 Nov 1990 in Phalaborwa, SAF
Height1.67 m
Weight 60 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Phalaborwa, RSA
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Electrical Engineering - FET College: Phalaborwa, RSA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began boxing at Phalaborwa, South Africa in 2000.
Why this sport? His athletics ambitions changed when he joined the local Namakgale Boxing Club. Papish says he was inspired by his brothers who loved boxing and would practice it most of the time.
Club / Team Phalaborwa Boxing Club: Phalaborwa, RSA
Name of coach Rudiy Bassi
Coach from which country? South Africa
Coach from what year? 2010
General Interest
Nicknames Smooth Operator. (herald.co.za, 17 Jul 2009)
Lion. (Athlete, 8 Oct 2010)
Hobbies Watching TV. (Athlete, 8 Oct 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a fight at the World Boxing Championship. (Athlete, 8 Oct 2010)
Hero / Idol Boxer, Lucas Baloyi. (Athlete, 8 Oct 2010)
Injuries He once sustained a leg injury, though it did not affect his competition. (Athlete, 8 Oct 2010)
Awards and honours Named the Best Boxer on the African Continent in 2007. (herald.co.za, 20 Apr 2007)
Ambitions To be the best boxer and electrician that he can be. (Athlete, 8 Oct 2010)
Other information PRAISE
Humprey Mokgobi, Mopani executive mayor, described one of his victories as showing that South Africa has "what it takes in sports and culture and that Mopani has unlimited talent." (herald.co.za, 20 Apr 2007)

INSPIRATION
He has spoken of his aim of inspiring South Africa's next generation of athletes. "I would like to encourage everyone, especially the youth, to believe that whatever they want to achieve in life can be made possible through hard work, dedication and discipline." (herald.co.za, 17 Jul 2009)