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Helebe retains SA bantamweight title on a split decision

By Ron Jackson

Despite having a battle on the scales before the fight, South African bantamweight champion Toto Helebe retained his title on a 12 round split decision against Klaas Mboyane at the Southern Sun Cape Sun in Cape Town on Friday night. Helebe (53.50kg) was making the first defence of the title that he won in June 2011, against the mandatory challenger Mboyane (53.40kg). The champion from Gugulethu improved his record to 12-3; 7 as he fought well off the back foot and counterpunched against the challenger as he pressed forward. The southpaw Mboyane 14-10-2; 7 from Limpopo chased the slick moving champion throughout most of the rounds and his come forward style was enough to convince one of the judges that he had done enough to take the decision. However, unfortunately for him the other two judges were more impressed with the fighting style of the champion. The tournament was presented by Steve Kalakoda of Kalakoda Promotions.

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