Dingaan Thobela Biography: Age, Career & Net Worth

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Dingaan Thobela (born 24 September 1966) is a former professional boxer, a former two-time lightweight world champion and a former super middleweight world champion.

Dingaan Thobela

Dingaan Thobela Age

He was born on the 24th of September 1966 in Soweto, South Africa. As of 2023, he is 57 years old and celebrates his birthday on September 24 every year.

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Career

Thobela, also known as “The Rose of Soweto,” turned professional in 1986 and won the WBO Lightweight Championship in 1990 after defeating Mauricio Aceves.

After three successful defences, he resigned from the championship and challenged WBA Lightweight Champion Tony Lopez in 1993 but lost a contentious decision. Later that year, he fought Lopez again and won the title by a decision.

He lost the title in his first defense to Orzubek Nazarov and a rematch to Nazarov in 1994 while struggling to gain weight. Shortly after, he stopped WBF junior welterweight champion Kenny Vice in a non-title fight.

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Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $500,000 which he has earned as a professional boxer.

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