Nkululeko Mhlongo won the vacant South African junior middleweight title when he stopped Page Tshesane in the eighth round at the Mhuluzi Extension 7 Community Hall in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa on Saturday night.
Tshsane may have edged the first four rounds due to his higher work rate but the stronger Mhlongo used all his physical advantages to fight his way back into the fight.
A massive right hand to the chin in the eighth round sent Tshesane crashing to the canvas for the full count.
The win improved Mhlongo’s record to 9-2-(7), Tshesane falls to 7-4-2; 3.
super featherweight Nkosinathi Ntshangase w tko 4 Sam Sithole
super middleweight Francisca Mbang w pts 6 Esther Mashiya
flyweight Smangaliso Madonsela w pts 4 Promise Cabe
welterweight Jeremiah Joshua w tko 2 Thabo Mnguni .
In other South African news Gideon Buthelezi will challenge Mexican Adrian Hernandez for the WBC light-flyweight title in Monterrey on September 24.
August 8, 2011