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Ndlovu wins rematch

By Ron Jackson

Prince Ndlovu beat Sbusiso Khumalo on a unanimous eight round points decision in a featherweight bout at the Barnyard Theatre in the Cresta Centre, Randburg on Monday night. The fought to a six round draw in June last year. In rather scrappy affair both fighters spent most of the time punching from too far out and the shorter Ndlovu (56.90kg) would have been better advised to step in closer before throwing punches against the lesser skilled Khumalo (57.14kg). Judges Simon Mokadi and Neville Hotz scored the fight 77-75 and judge Alf Buqwana had it 79-73. Ndlovu who is trained by Alan Toweel Jr. improved his record to (7-1, 3 KOs) and Khumalo dropped to (2-7-1, 0 KOs).

In a welterweight contest Oumpi Steven Sebeko (65.60kg) showed promise in scoring a second round technical knockout over Brandon Bocking (65.92kg). Time 2:42.

Junior lightweight Morne Bothma (59.46kg) had to come back from a knockdown in the fourth round before scoring a unanimous six round points decision over Gert Aries (58.59kg).

George Tshimanga (101.82kg) from the DRC Congo who was making his pro debut won on a majority six round points decision over Bevan Beckman (101.68kg).

The tournament was presented by Damian Michael of Showpony Boxing Promotions.

Over the past weekend

In a junior welterweight contest 19-year-old prospect Paul Kamanga of the DRC Congo 5-0; 4 stopped Mose Kamera from Botswana in the fourth round at the Orlando Community Hall in Soweto.

Kamaga who is reported to be forty years old took a count in the first round and was no match for Kamanga before referee Thabo Spampool stepped in to stop the fight in the fourth round.

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In a South African featherweight title eliminator Lusanda Komanisi beat Simphiwe Tom on a fourth round technical knockout in a scheduled ten round bout at the Mdantsane Indoor Centre near East London.

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