Ludumo Lamati withstands Garcia’s Mexican assault to lift IBO belt

An exhausted and bleeding Ludumo Lamati survived a Mexican assault in the final two rounds to lift the vacant IBO junior-featherweight crown at Emperors Palace on Saturday night.

2021-06-19 09:46:00 PM

An exhausted and bleeding Ludumo Lamati survived a Mexican assault in the final two rounds to lift the vacant IBO junior-featherweight crown at Emperors Palace on Saturday night.

An exhausted and bleeding Ludumo Lamati survived a Mexican assault in the final two rounds to lift the vacant IBO junior-featherweight crown at Emperors Palace on Saturday night.

It was exhausting just to watch. Lamati moved well early on and landed the more telling blows, but as the fight advanced he allowed himself to be dragged into trench warfare and he started paying the price.By the 11th the South African, cut above his left eye, looked out on his feet, and from that point on he was in pure survival mode.

RET lobbyists in the ANC threaten Ramaphosa with jail | Citypress Life imprisonment for the murderers of actor Dumi Masilela | Citypress Scores of EFF members march to Phoenix police station against mass killings

He said afterwards he had been caught with the head on his left eye and was unable to see at that point. In the end Lamati won by majority decision, the two South African judges scoring it in his favour 115-113 and 116-112. The Zimbabwe official had it a 114-114 draw.

Lamati’s record improved to 18 wins and a draw, while Estrada dropped to 12 wins, two losses and a draw.In the highly anticipated welterweight derby in the main undercard, Tulani Mbenge ruined Jabulani Makhense’s unbeaten record with a clinical third-round stoppage. headtopics.com

Mbenge nailed Makhense with a right and a left hook that left him on unsteady legs and then he pounced to force the referee to halt proceedings.The victorious Mbenge immediately ran to the ropes and then shouted at promoter Rodney Berman: “I’m back!”Berman had dropped Mbenge after he lost his IBO welterweight title in Germany in July 2019, and had focused instead on other fighters in his Golden Gloves stable, like Makhense.

But Mbenge, 29, showed he was far from finished with an inspired performance that underlined his status as the best welterweight in the country.His record improved to 18-1 (14 KOs), while Makhense, 27, dropped to 11-1.Brandon Thysse stopped Tomi Silvennoinen of Finland in the final 10th round of an entertaining international contest.

The South African hit his opponent with everything he had, but it was his body attack that finally convinced his foe to go down.Silvennoinen beat the count the time, but after absorbing a few more blows to his midrift, he sank to his knees a second time and stayed down to notch up his first stoppage defeat.

Junior-middleweight Roarke Knapp was too strong for unbeaten Congolese Benoit Makalinga Vela, hurting him in the third round which convinced him to exit the bout on his stool before the fourth.Veteran Johnny Muller beat Akani Phuzi by split decision over 10 rounds in their rematch, grinding out the victory on the inside, although it allowed for much holding. headtopics.com

Deadly result as state forces seize ‘loot’ in Durban - The Mail & Guardian Motlanthe promises tight criteria for selection of ANC local election candidates | Citypress SIU to probe new info linking Mkhize’s family to Digital Vibes tender saga Read more: Times LIVE »

Taxi violence: Golden Arrow bus driver struck by stray bullet in his ankle

A Golden Arrow bus driver was hit in the ankle by one of the bullets fired at a minibus taxi at the Borcherds Quarry drive this morning.

Mbenge-Makhense local scrap sure to get pulses racingTopping the bill, Lodumo “9mm” Lamati (17-0-1) takes a step up to the next level in a fight for the vacant IBO junior featherweight world title against Mexican, Jose Martin Estrada Garcia (12-1-1). GoldenGlovesSA brianmitchell14 AFRICANRING droeksonboxing SebR13 SmithsBoxing EmperorsPalace

Close-Up | If you were wearing a belt ... | CitypressClose-Up | Fred Khumalo | If you were wearing a belt ... I just want to say thank you to JAmSRcharD I was nobody in the pass until a friend of mine introduced me to you I never thought I could make money online but it's clearly real thanks you Posting daily poverty stats and hunger would have made a better story. Uposa udothi

IMF forecasts Zimbabwe’s economy to grow 6%Bumper agricultural output lifts outlook but IMF mission says uncertainty remains high in country The corrupt stratocratic tyranny will eat 95% of that growth.. Growth means jobs and livelihoods better secured. This is good news for both MDC-ALLIANCE supporters and ZANU-PF supporters. Zimbabwe is it's people and not the dispensation sowing rot. Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land and your dead bones shall receive flesh and live again.

Man hitches a lift on back of tanker truckIn a separate incident earlier this year, a motorist took a video of two men sitting in the boot of a moving car in Cape Town.

Market players seek direction after US fed’s announcementStocks in London fell after data showed UK retail sales fell unexpectedly in May as a lifting of lockdown restrictions encouraged spending in restaurants rather than shops

How mobile virtual network operators can support digital transformationSPONSORED | StandardBankZA The growing demand for online communication, streaming and education has lifted demand for mobile virtual network operators.