Baby Jake's family honour his memory on anniversary

Baby jake poster picture

Baby Jake Matlala

Baby Jake Matlala

Baby jake poster picture

Baby Jake Matlala

Baby Jake Matlala

JOHANNESBURG – South African Boxing legend Jacob &39;Baby Jake&39; Matlala died aged 51 on 7 December 2013. The family of the late boxing legend has spent the day honouring his memory.

The four-time world champion’s death came two days after that of former South African president Nelson Mandela.

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The 1.47m fighter’s career spanned over 30 years during which he became an international name.

Matlala’s widow and their two sons reflected on his life as a father, role-model, boxing champion and small dynamite whose impact far outweighed his size.

eNCA’s Cathy Mohlahlana sat down with his family and the full interview will air this weekend on eNCA.