The legendary trainer and promoter, who produced boxing champions such as Cassius Baloyi, Phillip Ndou and Thulani “Sugarboy” Malinga to mention a few, passed away on Friday.

Eyewitness News  reports that Durandt died in a motorbike accident near Clarens. According to the report, the well-known trainer’s son Damien was in hospital with him when he passed on.

Durandt was recently awarded a lifetime achievement award at the  South African Boxing awards last year for his immense contribution to the boxing industry. He has produced in excess of 30 world champions and 95 South African champions, a record that no other trainer has managed to meet.

His successful commercial training gyms in Norwood and Sandton have been run by his son since Durandt’s retirement last year.

Tributes have been pouring in since the news broke.

 

Additional reporting: Eyewitness News