Boxing Result

Yoyo retains SA title with a second round stoppage

By Ron Jackson

Mzolisi Yoyo retained his South African junior welterweight title and captured the vacant World Boxing Federation Intercontinental light welterweight belt when he smashed Luyanda Jako to defeat in two rounds at the Orient Theatre in east London on Sunday afternoon. The 37 year-old Yoyo from Mdantsane came out fast at the opening bell and took the fight to the challenger and sent him down for a count midway through the first round. The champion continued to land with left and rights throughout the second round as the southpaw Jako from Tembisa was unable to stem the tide. It came as no surprise when Jako’s corner indicated to the referee that their man would not come out for the third round. Yoyo improved his record to 22-4; 17 and Jako’s reported record drops to 9-8-1; 4. This was Yoyo’s fifth successful defence after successful defences against Masande Kakaza, Zola Thunywa, Sikhulule Sidzumo and Thapelo Potwana. The tournament was presented by Ayanda Matiti of Xaba Promotions.

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