FOX Sports, the global leader in premium sports broadcasting showcased, more of Africa’s best up-and-coming boxers, live from Carnival City last night (July 20)with boxers from four African nations stepping into the ring to showcase their talent.
The event broadcast across 22 countries in Africa and distributed to more than 2 million FOX Sports subscribers across Africa saw Tanzanian Fadhili Majiha crowned the new WBA Pan African Bantamweight Champion after a unanimous 113-115, 111-116, 110-117 win against South African Rofhiwa Nemushungwa. Patrick Mukala DRC/South Africa retains his belt after beating Ibrahim Maokola from Tanzania in a kock-out during the third round. Patrick Mukala record stands at 11 wins, 1 loss.
Kyle de Klerk, Director of Commercial and Business, FOX Sports Africa said, “The eighth edition of Africa Boxing saw nine new boxers join the fight bill from South Africa, Malawi, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania. The two knock-out got the audience on their feet, ultimately this is what boxing is all about the fights that go the distance and the kock-out no-one saw coming. FOX Sports are very xcited about the remaining events in the pipeline for 2018”.
FOX Networks Group Europe & Africa offers a portfolio of channels blending local content with its global brands to provide distinctive and premium programming to 9 million pay TV households across the continent.
FOX SPORTS AFRICA BOXING 8: FIGHT BILL SUMMARY
BOUT 1: International Cruiserweight Contest (4 rounds)
Boxers: Lebo ‘Machine’ Mashitoa vs Romeo ‘Bololo (Beater)’ Katampa
Winner: Lebo Mashitoa by Technical Knockout (One minute and 57 seconds in the third round)
The first bout of Africa Boxing 8 saw Lebo ‘Machine’ Mashitoa beat Romeo ‘Bololo (Beater)’ Katampa via a Technical Knockout one minute and 57 seconds into the third round of their International Cruiserweight Contest.
That stoppage came in the third round after a flurry of combinations from Mashitoa left the man from DRC punch drunk. The win sees the South African remain unbeaten with a fight record of three wins while Katampa starts his professional career with a loss.
BOUT 2: International Cruiserweight Contest (4 rounds)
Boxers: Mike ‘God’s Boy’ Schutte vs Limbani ‘Warrior’ Lano
Winner: Limbani Lano by majority decision (36-40, 38-38, 37-39)
The second bout of Africa Boxing 8 saw Limbano ‘Warrior’ Lano beat Mike ‘God’s Boy’ Schutte via majority decision in an International Cruiserweight Contest.
The last round saw both fighters going hell-for-leather, but neither could land the telling blow which would win them the fight comfortably. In the end the bout went to the judge’s scorecards and Lano was handed the win by majority decision to take his fight record to W6 L3 D1. The loss for Schutte was the second of his career and takes his fight record to W1 L2.
BOUT 3: WBA Pan African Super Bantamweight Title fight (12 Rounds)
Boxers: Rofhiwa ‘Tsetse Fly’ Nemushungwa v Fadhili Majiha
Winner: Fadhili Majiha via unanimous points decision (113-115, 111-116, 110-117)
Tanzanian Fadhili Majiha was crowned the new WBA Pan African Bantamweight champion after beating Rofhiwa ‘Tsetse Fly’ Nemushungwa via a unanimous points decision at Africa Boxing 8. By the end of the fight Nemushungwa had a massive gash over his right eye, which ultimately saw the judges give the victory to Majiha. The win for the Tanzanian takes his fight record to W23 L10 D4 while the loss for the South African sees his fight record stand at W12 L4 D2.
BOUT 4: International Minimum Flyweight Contest (6 rounds)
Boxers: Bangile ‘Black Panther’ Nyangeni v George ‘Panasonic’ Kandulo
Winner: Bangile Nyangeni via unanimous points decision (60-54, 60-54, 59-55)
The fourth bout of Africa Boxing 8 saw Bangile ‘Black Panther’ Nyangeni beat George ‘Panasonic’ Kandulo via a unanimous points decision in an International Minimum Flyweight Contest. Kandulo simply had no answer for the Black Panther who lived up to his nickname by nipping in and out of range while scoring points with ease.
Nyageni upped the tempo in the later rounds and picked off his opponent at will to claim the sixth win of his career (W6 L1) while Kadulo’s fight record now sits at W3 L2 D1.
BOUT 5: International Light Heavyweight Contest (6 rounds)
Boxers: Leron ‘The Don’ Myles v Jackson ‘El Jaguar’ Masamba
Winner: Jackson Masamba via KO (Two minutes and 54 seconds in round two)
Bout five of Africa Boxing 8 saw Jackson ‘El Jaguar’ Masamba beat Leron ‘The Don’ Myles via knockout two minutes and 54 seconds in round two of an International Light Heavyweight Contest at Carnival City in Johannesburg on Friday night, July 20.
Both fighters traded blows in the opening round, but Masamba got the better of the exchanges as he began to take the ascendancy.
The second round was more of the same as the two fighters went toe-to-toe before a massive overhand right from Masamba sent Myles to the canvas and out for the count.
The victory is Masamba’s first of his career (W1 L3 D2) while it is Myle’s first loss of his career (W5 L1 D1).
BOUT 6: WBA Pan African Super Middleweight title fight (12 rounds)
Boxers: Patrick ‘The Panther’ Mukala v Ibrahim Maokola
Winner: Patrick Mukala via knockout (One minutes, 36 seconds in the third round)
Patrick ‘The Panther’ Mukala defended his WBA Pan African Super Middleweight title with a third round knockout of Ibrahim Maokola at Africa Boxing 8.
In the end it was the precision of Mukala’s straight right that ended the fight, putting Maokola on the canvas early in the third before the referee finally stopped the fight midway through the same round.
The victory for Mukala takes his fight record to W11 L1 while the loss for the Tanzanian takes his fight record to W12 L4 D2.