By Ron Jackson
Tshepo Lefele retained his South African mini flyweight title when he knocked out Mawanda Sineko in the sixth round at the Mdantsane Indoor Centre near East London on Friday night. Lefele (16-4; 10) who was making the second defence of his title was outboxed by Sineko (20-10-2; 7) through the first four rounds, but picked up the pace going into the fifth round. Early in the sixth Lefele (46.70 kg) stunned Sineko (47.45 kg) with a right to the head and soon afterwards dropped him flat on his back with a right to the jaw where he was counted out by referee Allen Matakane at 2 minutes 35 seconds into the round.
The judges were Andile Matika, Siya Vabaza and Lulama Mtya .
On the same card Mfundo Gwayana (48.80 kg) retained his SA junior flyweight title when he stopped Thabo Sishwane (48.55 kg) in the tenth round. The southpaw Gwayana (11-3-1; 6) stalked the clowning Sishwane (6-3; 1) who would have been more suited to the circus ring than a boxing ring before dropping him flat on his face at 2 minutes 6 seconds into the tenth round.
Sishwane was able to beat the count but referee Andile Matika quite rightly waved the fight off as he stumbled forward and fell to the canvas. Sishwana spent most of the fight showboating trying to copy possibly the best fighter in the world Floyd Mayweather. However, he was a cheap imitation and got what he deserved at the end.
The judges were Lulama Mtya, Simphiwe Mbini and Allen Matkane.