Tshifhiwa Munyai was in outstanding form as he retained the South African lightweight title with a fourth-round stoppage against Sanele Msimang on Sunday afternoon at the Booysens Boxing Gym in Booysens, Johannesburg.
The 36-year-old Munyai, who was making the second defence of his title, was in control from the opening bell against the relatively inexperienced Msimang, who never was in the fight.
Munyai improved his record to 34-6-1; 20 and Msimang’s record dropped to 14-4; 8.
In the main supporting bout, Siphiwe Lusizi, who was having his first fight since 16 December 2016, was stopped in the third round by Junior Makondo in a junior middleweight bout.
AZINGA FUZILE TO FIGHT FOR VACANT IBF BELT
One of South Africa’s most talented fighters, Azinga Fuzile (15-1; 9) from East London, meets Japan’s Kenichi Ogawa (25-1-1-1nc; 18) in a clash for the vacant IBF junior lightweight belt at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, United States, on Saturday, 27 November.
This is a tough challenge for the 25-year-old South African, who fights from the southpaw stance, as Ogawa has possibly fought at higher level, and won the vacant IBF junior lightweight belt with a split decision over Tevin Farmer on 9 December 2017.
However, the result was subsequently changed to a No Contest when Ogawa tested positive for a banned substance.
Fuzile is listed at No. 2 by the IBF and Ogawa at No. 3.
The other main organisation champions are WBA, Gervonta Davis (USA), WBO, Oscar Valdez (Mexico), and WBO Shakur Stevenson (USA).