Results Analysis - by Andre de Vries
Someone once told me that every good old fighter always has one or two good fights left in him, and Fransie Botha proved that to devastating effect when he survived Flo Simba’s early onslaught to stop him in six rounds in what was meant to be Simba’s coming-of-age party. Suddenly, Simba looked too small for the heavyweight division where the only small heavyweight to dominate in recent years was Mike Tyson, and obviously any comparison between Tyson and Simba now looks ridiculous.
Tommy Oosthuizen looked very ordinary in squeezing a narrow points win over the veteran William Gare in defence of his IBO super middleweight title. Like so many others in our boxing history, Tommy has looks like a million bucks against inferior opposition, but seems to struggle as the level of opposition increases.
KwaZulu Natal now has two national champions in heavyweight Wiseman Dlomo, and middleweight Christopher Buthelezi. Trick question: when was the last time KwaZulu Natal had two national champions at the same time, and who were they?
March 26 – Johannesburg: Takalani Ndlovu W 12 Steve Molitor – IBF jnr feather title; Moruthi Mthalane W tko 5 Johnriel Casimero – IBF fly title; Thompson Mokwana W tko 7 Patrick Malinga – SA light title; Ilunga Makabu W ko 1 Nsitu Mbaya – heavy; Nkululeko Mhlongo W tko 4 Colin Mayisela – jnr middle; Jackson Chauke W 6 Fikile Mlonyeni – fly.
March 26 – Kempton Park: Tshifhiwe Munyai W 12 Danilo Pena – IBO jnr feather title; Tommy Oosthuizen W tko 9 Evert Bravo – IBO super middle title; Isaac Chilemba W 12 Vikapita Meroro – WBC International light heavy title; Sipho Taliwe W 12 Vinvin Rufino – WBC International jnr light title; Flo Simba W tko 1 Fernando de Almeida – IBO Youth heavy title; Joey Stiglingh W tko 6 Wandile Mseleku – jnr light.
April 2 – East London: Macbute Sinyabi W tko 1 Thabo Sonjica – SA jnr feather title; Mniyakhe Sityata W ko 10 Unathi Gqokoma – SA jnr bantam title; Onele Qongwana W ko 1 Abongile Ngxishe – fly; Morris Lento W tko 6 Siyabonga Masiba – jnr bantam; Xolisa Ndongeni W tko 4 Lonwabo Mkhosana – jnr light; Mandilakhe Sontlaba W ko 1 Zolile Dyosiba – jnr light.
April 15 – Mt Claremont (Australia): Pieter Cronje W tko 2 Shane Tilyard – IBF Pan-Pacific heavy title.
April 29 – Durban: Wiseman Dlomo W ko 5 Anton Nel – SA heavy title; Sanele Msimang W 4 Siyabonga Mtshali – light; Innocent Mantengu W ko 1 Mandla Msimanga – jnr bantam; Prince Msane W 4 Alex Malefyane – mini fly; George Mdluli W tko 5 Gcobani Nyathi – jnr middle; Sicelo Mzobe W tko 3 Alfred Mncedi – jnr middle; Masixole Botile W ko 2 Justin Hawkey – jnr heavy.
May 10 – Kempton Park: Zan Jonker W tko 2 Kabelo Serobedi – light; Sterling Shaw W 4 Ruhan Grace – jnr middle; Cebo Ngema W tko 2 Jason Kinnear – bantam; Kyle Smith W tko 2 David Mazinyane – welter; Adam de Moor W ko 2 Sandile Swartbooi – jnr welter; Elvis Moyo W 4 Kali Kelembe – heavy; Joey Stiglingh W 6 Raymond Kupula – feather; Zack Mwekassa W tko 1 Alex Mbaya – jnr heavy.
May 12 – Johannesburg: Thembani Hobyane W tko 2 Moeketsi Makinta – feather; Jared Silverman W ko 1 Keta Fakana – light; Raymond Bloem W 6 Jules Batale – light; Jason Bedeman W tko 3 Luyanda Jako – jnr welter; Bonita van Jaarsveld draw 4 Shayvonne Pattison – welter.
May 29 – East London: Matima Molefe W tko 2 Simphiwe Tom – SA feather title; Godfrey Nzimande W tko 5 Thanduxolo Gatyeni – SA jnr light title; Macbute Sinyabi W tko 1 Giovanni Andrade – feather; Thembelani Maphuma draw 6 Thabo Sishwana – jnr light; Hekkie Budler W ko 4 Luyanda Nkwankwa – mini fly.
June 3 – Port Alfred: Luzuko Siyo W tko 8 Monwabisi Ngundwana – SA fly title; Madoda Qonono W ko 2 Zukile Toko – bantam; Mncedi Yokose W 6 Tumelo Motseki – jnr bantam; Onele Qongwana W 4 Lwandiso Phillip – jnr bantam; Thembinkosi Jokiwe W 4 Ndikho Magadeza – mini fly.
June 4 – Kempton Park: Tommy Oosthuizen W 12 William Gare – IBO super middle title; Tshepang Mohale W tko 3 Johnny Muller – SA light heavy title; Chris van Heerden W 12 Bongani Mwelase – IBO welter eliminator; Thabiso Mchunu W 8 Danie Venter – heavy; Francois Botha W tko 6 Flo Simba – heavy; Bongo Lipembo W tko 1 Samson Ndlovu – jnr welter.
June 11 – Brakpan: Noni Tenge W tko 5 Daniela Smith – IBF Ladies welter title; Ryno Liebenberg W tko 2 Caster Ndou – light heavy; Jackson Chauke tech draw 2 Mluleki Fukile – fly; Ilunga Makabu W ko 1 Collice Mutizwa – heavy; Zolani Tete W tko 7 Olebogeng Motseki – jnr bantam; Jeffrey Mathebula W 12 Oscar Chauke – IBF jnr feather eliminator.
June 12 – Johannesburg: Bongani Dlamini W tko 3 Samkelo Fani – SA light title eliminator; Goodman Zanempi W ko 1 Vhuledzani Tshikilanga – jnr welter; Thembani Hobyane draw 4 Patson Munyaro – jnr feather; Nyelisane Thagambega W ko 1 Emmanuel Ramukosi – fly; Siyabulela Ziqula draw 4 Raymond Bloem – jnr light; Cebo Ngema W 6 Mxolisi Nombewu – bantam; Jason Bedeman W tko 2 Nicholas Modibeng – light.
June 16 – KwaMashu: Christopher Buthelezi W 12 Malibongwe Ndzube – SA middle title; Welcome Ntshingila W tko 4 Xolani Mvubu – middle; Sebolomzi Zimela W tko 4 Prince Msane – mini fly; Foster Maluleka W 6 Joel Kunene – fly; Sibosino Gonya W 4 Sakhile Shangase – jnr feather; Zikuthaze Vani W 4 Thalente Zulu – jnr bantam; Sanele Msimang W tko 1 Zwelisha Mbeje – jnr light; Sinelethu Nyangiwe W tko 1 Fikile Ntuli - welter.
June 25 – East London: Phumzile Matyhila W tko 9 Cleutus Mbele – SA bantam title; Siviwe Hasheni W 8 Nkqubela Gwazela – jnr feather; Bongani Mfundisi W 6 Siyabulela Khupiso – mini fly; Zukile Matyumza W 6 Ntobeko Duma – feather; Aphiwe Mboyiya W tko 2 Sonwabo Dindo – jnr light; Ali Mangcotywa tech draw 2 Loyiso Dayimani – mini fly; Siphenathi Qampi W 4 Sandi Loni – jnr feather.
June 25 – Sheffield (England): Kell Brook W 12 Lovemore Ndou – WBA Inter-Continental welter title.
July 2 – Kempton Park: Bongo Lipembo W tko 1 Thulani Mbatha – welter; Olwethu Mbira W ko 1 Solly Mokoka – light; Fulufhelo Mudau W ko 2 Keith Nkosi – jnr welter; Sterling Shaw W 4 Prince Dlomo – jnr middle; Zan Jonker W 4 Richard Khunou – welter; Allan Bouwer W ko 2 Fiele Sekgotha – light; Sylvester Zaki W tko 1 David Yusef – mmiddle.
July 3 – East London: Doctor Ntsele W 12 Xola Sifama – SA fly title; Sinethemba Magibisela W 6 Sinethemba Hela – fly; Khangelani Jack W 4 Thulani Kewuti – bantam; Xolisani Ndongeni W ko 2 Sizwe Yolo – jnr light; Thabo Sonjica W ko 2 Tello Lithebe – jnr feather; Themba Lesiba W ko 4 Dumisani Tose – jnr feather.