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Results Analysis - by André de Vries

Two IBO title fights took place at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park this month: Lovemore Ndou, an Australiabased South African, won the vacant welterweight title with a 12-round points decision over Phillip Ndou. Phillip was well beaten over the distance, clearly showing signs of ring rust after only one fight in nearly five
years, and that over a nondescript Frenchman with a mediocre 15-6 (1 win via stoppage) record. In the other, SImphiwe Vetyeka won the vacant bantamweight title over 12 rounds against Eric Barcelona from the Philippines. In local action, Chris van Heerden is making a name for himself, upping his record to 14-0-1 (9 by
stoppage) by beating the previously undefeated Boitshepo Mandawe to retain the welterweight title for the third time. Van Heerden doesn’t seem to have any standout features in his ability, but has become a very competent all-rounder who is very difficult to beat.

Other results:

July 3 – Lenasia: Patrick Malinga W ko 2 Malik Kinyogoli – light; Klaas Mboyane W ko 4 Cleutus Mbhele – Gauteng bantam title; Ilungu Makabu W tko 3 Sean Santana – jnr heavy; Earl Strydom W tko 2 Ali Franks – super middle; Sibusiso Mkwanazi W 4
Johannes Matsega – welter; Nkosinathi Ntshagase W ko 2 Ayanda Phiri – light.

July 10 – Meyerton: Chris van Heerden W 12 Boitshepo Mandawe – SA welter title; Jason Kinnear W 4 Bright Zulu – bantam; Melikhaya Nketyana W 4 Mluleki Fukile – fly; Charles Weyers W tko 4 Lucky Makhubela – light; Mthobisi Buthelezi W 6 Sello Letsoalo – welter; Michael van Heerden W disq 4 Kobus Motlhoding – middle; Sibusiso Khumalo W tko 3 Mzuxolo Dyani – feather. July 11 – Kempton Park: Simphiwe Vetyeka W 12 Eric Barcelona – IBO bantam title; Lovemore Ndou W 12
Phillip Ndou – IBO welter title; Tommy Oosthuizen W 10 Jared Lovett – IBO Youth light heavy title; Hekkie Budler W 8 Khanyakude Mukansi – jnr fly; Thompson Mokwana W 4 Thulani Mbatha – light.

July 12 – Mdantsane: Unathi Gqokoma W 10 Mangaliso Dyantyi – EC jnr bantam title; Xabiso Gola W tko 3 Luvuyo Dayile – jnr welter; Nceba Zozo W 6 Siyabulela Nkuntayi – jnrffeather; Siphiwo Ntsangani W 4 Mangaliso Mzindo – fly; Daluxolo Mangcotywa W 4 Luvuyo Watata – mini fly; Sivuyile Kangalani W tko 1 Lamla Kamte – jnr light; Mzingisi Noqoko W tko 4 Lonwabo Zinjane – bantam.

July 18 –Durban: Xolani Mvubu W tko 8 Mzonjani Majola – jnr middle; Jerome Cebekhulu W 4 Khethukuthula Cele – jnr light; Siyabonga Mtshali W tko 4 Xolani Mkhize – light; Sibongiseni Dlamini W tko 4 Blessing Mkhwanazi – jnr light; Cebolenkosi Ngema W tko 4 Mlindazwe Luzipho – bantam; Thami Mtambo W 4 Innocent Mantengu - fly; Simphiwe Mthethwa W tko 5 Sibusiso Gumede – jnr
feather; George Mdluli W tko 1 Moses Mazive – middle.

July 24 – East London: Luthando Vukuza W 12 Manelisi Mbilase – SA feather title; Siviwe Ntsiko W tko 10 Lwandile Sityata – EC mini fly title; Mncedi Yokose W 6 Mkholisi Bhonxa – bantam; Thembelani Nxoshe W 6 Mfusi Maxhayi – fly; Balimo Weliya W tko 2 Leon Mriba – super middle; Sinethemba Magibisela W 4 Sivuyile
Jonas – mini fly; Sisonke Ntantiso W 4 Siyanda Ngange – jnr feather.

July 28 – Kempton Park: Ashley Dlamini W 4 Sibusiso Khumalo – jnr light; Joey Stiglingh W tko 1 Elias Moyo – jnr light; Nicholas Modibeng W 4 Kyle Bothma – light; Osgood Kayuni W 4 Johnny Koen – welter; Ronnie Lategan W tko 3 Ben Monareng – jnr heavy; Steven Castle W 4 Deon Coetzee – heavy; Johnny Muller W tko 1 Robbie Lombard – heavy; Grant Fourie W ko 3 Amos Nhlapo – light.

Mzonke Fana

The 35-year-old veteran Mzonke Fana was just too clever and experienced as he rose to the occasion in stopping South African junior lightweight champion Jasper Seroka in the sixth round to become the mandatory challenger for the IBF junior lightweight title. On the same card Kaizer Mabuza outclassed Thulani Mkhwanazi to retain his SA junior welterweight title with a third round technical knockout in a
complete mismatch.

In a gruelling encounter Klaas Mboyane shocked the local fans when he stopped the more experienced former South African and WBC International flyweight champion Nkqubela Gwazela in the eleventh round to win the vacant South African bantamweight title at the Orient Theatre in East London. The title became vacant when Siphiwe Vetyeka won the vacant IBO bantamweight belt at Emperors Palace
earlier in July.

July 31 – Johannesburg: Mzonke Fana W tko 6 Jasper Seroka – IBF junior lightweight final eliminator; Kaizer Mabuza W tko 3 Thulani Mkhwanazi – SA junior welterweight title; Muvhuso Nedzanani W ko 3 Ramadhan Mkudi – vacant WBO Africa junior bantamweight title; Tshifhiwa Munyai W tko 1 Galley Codjoe – bantam; Joseph Modise draw 6 Jason Bedeman – light; Anele Makhwelo W 4 Patson Munyaro – fly.

Aug 2 – East London: Klaas Mboyane W tko 11 Nkqubela Gwazela – vacant SA bantamweight title; Zolile Mbityi W 8 Sithembile Kibiti – bantam; Vusumzi Bokolo W 6 Irvin Buhlalu – light; Zimasa Myekeni W4 Mangaliso Mzinda – mini fly; Luzuko Siyo W tko 1 Khuselekile Gada – mini fly; Ayanda Yaphi draw 6 Luzuko Phike – light.