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Results Analysis - by André de Vries

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.

In what must surely rate at the best performance anywhere by a South African for a long time, at home or away, Simphiwe Nongqayi beat the Mexican former WBO and WBC junior flyweight champion Jorge Arce in his backyard to win the vacant IBF junior bantamweight title. Nongqayi had previously beaten Arce’s brother, and revenge was the watchword in Mexico leading up to the fight. Nongqayi
shrugged off being imprisoned in Germany on the way to the fight, his 37
years of age and a rabid Mexican crowd to win easily on all the scorecards. Takalani Ndlovu lived up to his reputation with a solid win over Kiki Martinez
of Spain in an IBF junior featherweight eliminator. Punch of the month goes to
Andre Thysse, who after a two-year
layoff, and at the ripe old age of 40 pulled a picture-perfect short right out of the bag to pole-axe Emmanuel Duma in the fifth round of an exciting light heavyweight fight.

Recent results:

September 11 – Lenasia: Patrick Malinga W tko 1 Vusumzi Tyatyeka – SA light title; Boitshepo Mandawe W tko 2 Welcome Ntshingila – Gauteng welter title; Funisani Monta W tko 3 Loyiso Ngantweni – jnr fly; Anele Makhwelo W tko 2 Smangaliso Madonsela – jnr bantam; Mthokozisi Malinga W 6 Samuel Mathebula – super middle; Nthuthuko Memela W 6 Bongo Lipembo Hugues – jnr welter.

September 12 – Kempton Park: Ji Hoon Kim W tko 9 Zolani Marali – IBO jnr light title; Thomas Oosthuizen W 12 Cleber Alves – IBO Youth super middle title; Jason Bedeman W tko 10 Grant Fourie – IBO All Africa light title; Ruben Groenewald W tko 1 Ronnie Lategan – jnr heavy; Herbert Nkabiti W tko 1 Johnny Koen – welter.

September 12 – Windhoek, Namibia: Ali Nuumbembe W 12 Samuel Malinga – WBO Africa welter title.

September 13 – Strand: Mbuyiselo Mlenzana W 4 Luzuko Mateta – jnr middle; Nkululeko Venganayi W ko 2 Ayanda Joyisi – jnr light; Lwando Mokwana W tko 2
Khusulekile Magcobela – bantam; Sivuyile Ngwevela W tko 1 Owethu Fuzani – bantam; Lazola Mjonono W 6 Khulile Malimani – fly; Sibusiso Twani W 6 Dalisizwe Komani – jnr fly; Malibongwe Thoba W ko 8 Siyabonga Mafika – feather.

September 15 – Cancun, Mexico: Simphiwe Nongqayi W 12 Jorge Arce – IBF jnr bantam title. September 18 – East London: Macbute Sinyabi W tko 2 Tendani Munyai – SA jnr feather title; Phathutshedzo Nemukongwe W 8 Simphiwe Mabona – jnr fly; Mandisi Mkile W tko 2Thobani Mbangeni – jnr fly.

September 24 – Johannesburg: Raymond Bloom W ko 1 Tholakelo Mxonywa – jnr light; Sipho Taliwe W ko 3 Nicholas Modibeng – light; Nkululeko Mhlongo W ko 2 Alvin Mahonisi – middle; Stephen Ntshingila W 6 Kyle Bothma – light; Koos Sibiya draw 6 Themba Lesiba – jnr feather; Johnny Muller W tko 1 Sean Santana – jnr
heavy; Marcel Japhta W tko 1 Victor Khota – feather.

September 25 2009 – Johannesburg: Vusi Malinga W tko 3 Fadhili Majia – WBO Africa bantam title; Takalani Ndlovu W 12 Kiki Martinez – IBF jnr feather elimination; Warren Joubert W 6 Sifiso Msibi – light; Michael Schultz W ko 2 Oupa Mahlangu – super middle.

September 29 – Kempton Park: Hekkie Budler W 12 Doctor Ntsele – IBO All Africa jnr fly title; Wesley Buys W tko 1 Simon Milne – light; Ashley Dlamini W tko 2 Shadrack Mamaila – feather; Joey Stiglingh W ko 3 Solly Mokoka – jnr light; David Kitooke W 6 Simon Mokoena – super middle; Stephen Castle W 4 Kali Kelembe –
heavy; Papi Mongende W 4 Deon Coetzee – heavy; Andre Thysse W ko 5 Emmanuel
Duma – light heavy.