Former South African World Champion Boxer, Baby Jake dies at 51.

Former South African flyweight world champion boxer, Jacob Matlala aka Baby Jake has passed on at 51.

At the height of 1.47 meters, or 4-foot-10, Baby Jake was the shortest boxing world champion ever.

He was a well celebrated boxing legend in South Africa.

** This is surely an emotional time for South Africa. Losing 2 national heroes in a space of 3 days must be quite tough for the nation.

Former President Nelson Mandela also passed away on the 5th of December after a protracted illness.


  1. Its indeed a mourning time for south Africans. RIP baby Jake.


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