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Results Analysis - by André de Vries

Evander Holyfield stopped Fransie Botha in the eighth round to take Botha's WBF heavyweight title off him. The combined age of the two in the ring was nearly 90. Enough said.

In other world title action, Takalani Ndlovu again failed to win a recognized belt when Steve Molitor beat him for the IBF jnr featherweight title. Ndlovu is a former holdr of the IBO junior feather title. Ali Funeka really lost this time in a return fight against Joan Guzman for the IBF lightweight title after being robbed the last time they met, and Simphiwe Nongqayi only just retained his IBF junior bantamweight title with a draw against Malik Bouziane in France. The good news is that Nkisinathi Joyi lived up to his earlier promise by beating Rual Garcia to win the IBF mini flyweight title.

March 26 - East London: Nkosinathi Joyi W 12 Raul Garcia - IBF mini fly title; Lusanda Komanisi W tko 4 Ntobeko Duma - bantam; Michael Shultz W tko 3 Goodman Dywili - super middle; Leslie Sekotswe W tko 2 Simo Mbande - jnr bantam; Thembelani Maphuma W tko 4 Khulile Makeba - jnr bantam; Mncedi Yokose W ko 4 Thanduxolo Wati - jnr bantam; Thabo Sishwana W ko 1 Siphiwo Ntsangani - bantam; Lutho Nkonki W 6 Sinethemba Magibisela - jnr fly

March 27 - Hammanskraal: Anton Nel W tko 1 Pieter Cronje - SA heavy title eliminator; Johnny Muller draw 4 Wiseman Dlomo - heavy; Alex Mbaya W tko 8 Soon Botes - njr heavy; Ilunga Makabu W tko 2 Elvis Moyo - jnr heavy; Esther Mashiye draw 4 Francisca Mbang - middle; Kyle Bothma W 4 Samson Ndlovu - welter; Noah Nthai W 4 Freddie Moabi - fly

March 27 - Mdantsane: Themba Joyi W 12 Zolile Mbityi - SA jnr bantam title; Thabo Sonjuca W 4 Luyanda Mrawuli - jnr feather; Simphiwe Tom W tko 3 Desmond Smauels - feather; Luzuko Siyo W tko 3 Luyanda Nkwankwa - jnr fly

March 27 - Las Vegas, USA: Joan Guzman W 12 Ali Funeka - IBF light title.

March 27 - Ontario, Canada: Steve Molitor W 12 Takalani Ndlovu - IBF junior feather title.

March 27 - Kempton Park: Fikile Nyalunga W tko 1 Simon Webb - heavy; Prince Ndlovu W tko 4 Christiaan Visser - jnr light; Morne Bothma W 4 Cebo Ngema - light; Raymond Bloem W 4 Wesley Buys - light; Micus Diseko W tko 1 Sylvester Zacky - middle; Sydney Maluleka W 6 Grant Fourie - jnr light

March 30 - Kempton Park: Rupert van Aswegen W 12 Balema Weliya - SA light heavy title; Johannes Nthontho W 4 Ashley Dlamini - feather; Joey Stiglingh W tko 6 Stephen Ntshingila - jnr light; Rudy Bruwer W tko 2 Jerry Tlhaoele - jnr heavy; Nuntsu Mbaya W ko 3 Basil Ray - heavy

April 9 - East London: Zola Sifama W ko 6 Anele Makhwelo - SA fly title; Mkholsisi Bonxa W 10 Xolisa Dudu - Eastern Cape Fly title; Vusumzi Tyatyeka W tko 4 Vusumzi Bokolo - light; Vuyani Kheswa W 6 Mandisi Mkile - jnr fly; Baxolisa Mbexeshi W ko 1 Bonani Ngozi - jnr feather; Wonga Ntoyakhe W 4 Smakelo Popolo - feather; Daluxolo Mangcotywa W ko 4 Thandikhaya Varhile - mini fly

April 9 - Massy, France: Simphiwe Nongqayi draw 12 Malik Bouziane - IBF jnr bantam title

April 10 - Las Vegas, USA: Evander Holyfield W tko 8 Francois Botha - WBF heavy title

April 16 - Witbank: Tshepo Mashego W tko 2 Johannes Salie - SA jnr middle title; Colin Mayisela W 6 Welcome Ntshingila - welter; Lwazi Mzolisa W ko 2 Balanganani Ndou - bantam; Sydney Milanzi W tko 2 Sibusiso Mkhwanazi - jnr welter