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22 SEPTEMBER 2014

 

Simba Ko's Dube In 3


By Lwazi Ndzobongo: Flo Simba 10-1 (9) made a spectacular return to the ring by knocking out Thamsanqa Dube 16-3 (9) after 2 minutes and 10 seconds of the third round over the weekend. Simba was making a return at the same venue, Emperors Palace, where Francois Botha had inflicted his first professional loss and took away some of the hype around the young and talented Heavyweight. Simba landed his signature overhand right to drop his opponent and show that he is back in business.

Dube came in more than 20 kgs heavier than Simba, who was initially reserved, moving around the big man, looking for an opening. That opening eventually came in the third and it was fight over for Dube who was expected to give Simba a tough night.

Simba spoke of having worked on his defence, but unfortunately was unable to show much of that in this fight. He will be happy to be back in the win column and get his highly thought of career on track. He is scheduled to fight Danie Venter on the 24th of next month.

In the fight of the evening, Ryno Liebenberg 5-0 (5) did the unthinkable and knocked out Tshepang Mohale 10-4-1 (9) at 2 minutes and 57 seconds of the 6th round. Their non title bout was schedule for 8 rounds until Liebenberg landed an overhand right to floor Mohale who was unable to beat the count.


This light heavyweight contest started off fast with both fighters being knocked down by the mid-point of the 1st round. Mohale who holds the SA light heavyweight title neglected his defence in the 2nd and was made to pay by the four fight novice, Liebenberg. Mohale had a better 3rd as Liebenberg appeared to tire and was caught by a big uppercut that wobbled him but he hung on bravely. The action slowed down in the 4th with Mohale controlling the action from the outside with his long jab, the 5th followed the same trend, Mohale was using his experience and Liebenberg looked like he had beaten off more than he can chew.

But as is always the case in boxing, one punch can change things and that punch came in the 6th round for Liebenberg, with Mohale getting over confident and dropping his guards, a well timed right hand crushed against his jaw and that was the end of the fight.

It was a big win for Liebenberg and a disappointing loss for Mohale, as all ringside observers felt he should have easily taken care of Liebenberg who was only in his 5th fight.


Undercard Results:
Ashley Dlamini bt Richard Khunou TKO Rnd 1 Lightweight
Zan Jonker bt Jarred Silvermann SD Rnd 4 Lightweight
Adam de Moor bt Gideon Mathe TKO Rnd 1 Jnr Welterweight
Warren Joubert bt Raymond Kupula TKO Rnd 6 Lightweight
Michael van Heerden bt Sylvester Zaki UD Rnd 6 Jnr Middleweight
This Box and dine was brought to you by Golden Gloves promotions.

August 29, 2011




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