Terry Pettifer was well-known as a boxing writer. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, on August 3, 1951, and died at the Baragwanath Hospital near Johannesburg on November 21, 2010. Pettifer’s first article was published in the SA Knockout magazine. He also contributed to various newspapers and magazines such as Boxing Beat, Boxing Express, Boxing World and African Ring.
He also self-published three books, No Punches Pulled, Trumpets and Drumbeats and The Naked Square.