(August 6, 20203) – In a clash of South Africans, Sanele Msimang won the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Light Welterweight title when he unanimously outscored Luvuyo Mphuthi on Saturday night, August 5.
Billed as “No Mercy”, the fight headlined a card promoted by Syathaba Boxing Promotions & Sports at the APN Portuguese Hall in Durban.
The shorter man, Msimang fought a clever fight and consistently got under the jab of Mphuthi, working well to the body throughout.
Mphuthi had plenty of success of his own, and never stopped trying to get the upper hand, but Msimang was just a little bit busier and on point.
Judges Bulelwa Mthembu, Thokozani Ncube and Sihle Zungu all scored it 100-90, but, while arguably accurate, the wide scores doesn’t reflect the competitiveness of the fight as all rounds were close.
The new WBF International champion improved his professional record to 16-4 (8). Mphuthi falls to a misleading 6-4 (5).