By Lwazi Ndzobongo: Luzuko Siyo successfully defended his Jnr Flyweight title by beating Sebelomzi Zimela via 1st round TKO here at the Orient Theatre in East London on Sunday afternoon.
The referee called off the fight at 40 seconds into the first round when Zimela hit the canvass for the second time. Siyo knocked down his opponent with a straight right soon after the bell rang and Zimela was able to make it up to his un-sturdy feet before the referee reached the 10 count. Siyo then went for the kill and when a left hook landed on Zimela’s chin, it was lights out and the referee ended the fight without even counting.
The undefeated Siyo was making a voluntary defence of the title he won in June via 8th round stoppage and looked good dismantling Zimela. Siyo improved to 11-0 (9) and Zimela dropped to 7-4 (4).
Zimela was attended to by the ring side doctor as a precaution.
Unathi Gqokoma won the vacant Eastern cape Jnr Bantamweight Title by defeating Thabo Sishwana on an unanimous points decision over 10 rounds. The judges scores read 97-94 twice and 97-95, all in favour of Gqokoma. Gqokoma used his experience and better boxing skills to get the upper hand on his brave and gutsy opponent. As early as the 4th round Sishwana had a badly cut lip from a clash of heads and a cut over his right eye from a punch but fought through that adversity to take the former South African champ, Gqokoma, the full distance.
Gqokoma improved to 17-5-1 (4) whilst Sishwana dropped to 9-5 (3).
Daluxolo Magcotywa bt Luyanda Nkwankwa KO Strawweight
Siviwe Mqakamba bt Sinethemba Magibisela Pts Jnr Flyweight
Mzukisi Mgidi bt Masande Kakaza TKO Rnd 3 Jnr Welterweight
Onela Qongwana bt Ntobeko Duma Pts Bantamweight
A customary 10 bell count was observed before the main bout for Mthutuzeli Nene (Trainer) and Anele Makhwelo who recently passed away after a fight. May their souls rest in peace!
October 22, 2011