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Danie Venter returns

By Ron Jackson

Former Olympian and South African junior heavyweight champion Danie Venter returned to action after an absence of 44 months to score a fourth round knockout over Kali Kilembe from the Congo, in Pretoria on Saturday night. Venter, who had his last fight on November 3, 2006 in Kempton Park was stopped in the sixth round by Gyorgy Hidvegi when challenging for the World Boxing Foundation cruiserweight belt, came into the ring at a heavy 246.9 lbs.

Kilembe (231) who has a reported record of (1-5-1, 1 KO) was no match for the South African as he slowly picked up the pace before referee Tony Nyangiwe tolled the full count over him in the fourth round.

Rudolph Venter (174.6) the brother of Danie who previously campaigned as a junior middleweight also came back to action, but as a light heavyweight against Ben Moakamela (172.8) whom he knocked out in the fifth round.

Other results:
Featherweight: Elias Moremi beat Ephraim Mkhatshawa, pts 6;
Junior welterweight: Samson Ndlovu beat Johannes Masega, KO 3;
Flyweight: Thabo Moabi beat Lerato Khola, pts 6;
Junior lightweight: Thomas Mamaila beat Tholakele Mxonywa, pts 4.
The tournament was promoted by World Sports Promotions.




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