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Two new SA boxing champions

Xolani Mcotheli and Lodumo Lamati were crowned South African champions at the Orient Theatre in East London on Sunday afternoon. Mcotheli went on to win the vacant junior -welterweight title while Lamati captured the junior-featherweight title.

Mcotheli, 28, knocked out Khumbulani “Flint” Mdletshe from KwaZulu Natal in the seventh round in a clash for the vacant title which had been vacated by Warren Joubert.

He had previously challenged Jasper Seroka for the vacant South African junior lightweight title in March 2014 but was beaten on points over 12 rounds.

In a fight with both fighters landing stinging shots throughout, the smaller Mcotheli landed a big left to the body in the seventh round that sent Mdletshe down to the canvas where he was counted out by referee Lulama Mtya.

In the other SA title fight the 24-year-old Lamati 11-0-1; 8 boxed well over 12 rounds to outscore the 37-year-old southpaw Mahlangu 20-7; 10 who was making the third defence of his title.

On the undercard former South African junior-lightweight champion Aphiwe Mboyiya outpointed Sibusiso Zingange over ten rounds


Former IBO super-middleweight and light-heavyweight champion Tommy Oosthuizen 27-0-2; 16 won the vacant African Boxing Union (South) light-heavyweight title when he knocked out the 39-year-old Said Mbelwa 39-23; 5 of Tanzania in the fifth round at Carnival City near Brakpan on Friday night.

Ruann Visser retained his ABU South heavyweight title with a fourth round knockout win over Kilola Lubika Didier, 37, from the DRC.

Ilunga Makabu 20-2; 19 from the DRC won on a fifth round knockout over Chamunora (Sting) Gonorenda and South African heavyweight champion Osborne Machimana knocked out Sithembile August in the first round.

Other results: Super-middleweight: Renson Hobyani, w pts 6, Fiston Kabamba; Junior-welterweight: Willis Baloyi, w ko 6, Herbert Nkabiti; Junior-heavyweight: Lewis Bukasa, w pts 4, Jackson Massamba; Junior-heavyweight: Lunga Sitemela, w tko 1, Sunday Ogiebor; Junior-lightweight: Ripfumelo Chikwambana, w ko 4, Sando Jackson.


Former minimumweight and light-flyweight world champion Donnie Nietas 40-14; 22 won the vacant IBF flyweight belt when he beat Komgrich Nantapech 22-4; 15 on a unanimous 12 round points decision at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino in Cebu City, Philippines on Saturday night.

The scores were 117-111 twice and 115-113.

On the same card WBO No 6 rated featherweight Mark Magsayo 16-0; 12 won on a first round knockout over Issa Nampepeche 24-8-4; 11.


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