By Ron Jackson
In a complete mismatch South Africa’s Patrick Malinga scored a second round knockout over Maliki Kinyogoli of Tanzania in a scheduled ten round lightweight bout at the Nirvana School Hall in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg on Friday night. The 29-year old Malinga 25-6-2; 22 came out at the bell and backed up the southpaw Kinyogoli, 34, who had no answer to the power of the South African lightweight champion. Malinga (61.08kg) continued to apply pressure in round two, throwing left and right combinations before he caught Kinyogoli (61.06kg) with a counter left hook that that put him down on the canvas. The lanky Tanzanian rose on wobbly legs but was counted out by referee Thabo Spampool at 1:11 into the round.
Kinyogoli was cut over the right eye in the first round and it appeared as if his cornermen did not know how to treat the cut which was rather unprofessional. His record was announced as 12-4-1; 6 from the ring.
The judges were Jaap van Nieuwenhuizen, Amos Lusenga and Neville Hotz. The tournament was presented by Future Boxing Promotions.
In the main supporting bout Klaas Mbonyane (53.20kg) who is now trained by Gert Strydom won the vacant Gauteng bantamweight title when he knocked out the fancied Cleutus Mbhele in the fourth round of a scheduled ten.
In an exciting slugfest between southpaws both fighters came out at the bell throwing bombs until Mboyane caught Mbhele with a big right to the jaw that sent him down on his pants.
H managed to make it up on shaky legs but was counted out by the referee at 1 minute and 9 seconds into the round.
Mboyane improves his record to 11-5-2; 8 and Mbhele drops to 14-2-2, 7.
Ilunga Makabu (85.64kg) from the DRC beat Sean Santana (86.14kg) on a third round technical knockout in a junior heavyweight contest when the fight was stopped on advice of the doctor.
Santana’s right eye was swollen closed and this was a wise decision.
In a junior lightweight contest Nkosinathi Ntshangase knocked out Ayanda Phiri in the second round.