Further Personal Information
||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
|Coach from which country?
|Coach from what year?
||Smooth Operator. (herald.co.za, 17 Jul 2009)
Lion. (Athlete, 8 Oct 2010)
||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)
||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)
||To be the best boxer and electrician that he can be. (Athlete, 8 Oct 2010)
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)
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)