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Jacob Matlala Biography 1962 – 2013


Jacob “Baby Jake” Matlala was a South African boxer and junior flyweight champion from Meadowlands, Johannesburg. In 2004, Matlala was voted #72 in the “100 Greatest South Africans” poll organized by SABC.

Jacob Matlala

BORN: 1 August 1962

HOME TOWN: Meadowlands, Gauteng, South Africa

SPOUSE: Mapule Matlala (m. 1990–2013)

DIED: 7 December 2013 (aged 51)

PLACE OF DEATH: Parktown, Gauteng, South Africa

RESTING PLACE: West Park Cemetery in Montgomery Park

OCCUPATION: Professional Boxer

NICKNAME(S): Baby Jake

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