South African Flyweight Moruti Mthalane overcomes injury to claim vacant IBO strap in Durban, S.A last night by defeating game Jether Oliva by split decision.
Mthalane, 30 wins, 2 losses 20ko’s, suffered a swollen left eye in the very first round of the contest and subsequently struggled to get going early on in the fight. However, the former IBF Flyweight boss, finished the fight strongly in the championship rounds having good success with his right hand.
Scores were 17-112 and 116-112 for Mthalane and 115-113 for Oliva. The fight took place at nkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban.