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.