By Ron Jackson
South African junior featherweight champion Xolise Macbute Sinyabi was in outstanding form when he retained his title with a seventh stoppage win over Pfariso Neluvhelani at the Gompo Hall in Duncan Village near East London on Friday night. Sinyabi (15-1, 15 KOs) who fights out of the Nick Durandt stable was more controlled than in recent fights as he dominated from the first round against the number six rated Neluvheleni (4-4-1, 1 KO) from the Limpopo province who never troubled the champion. Sinyabi who was making his fifth defence scored with punishing lefts and rights to the head and body throughout before the referee stepped in to call the fight off in the seventh round.
On the undercard former WBF flyweight champion Zolani Tete (14-1, 12 KOs) who fights from the southpaw stance destroyed Sipho Nkadimeng (4-8-3, 1 KO) from Mamelodi who was counted out at 2 minutes 20 seconds of the first round of a bantamweight contest.