Tshifhiwa Munyai wins vacant SA lightweight title

By Ron Jackson

Veteran 34-year-old Tshifhiwa “Atomic Spider” Munyai (32-6-1, 18 KOs) surprised his critics when he scored a unanimous 12 round points decision over Siphosethu Mvula (15-4-1, 7 KOs) to win the vacant South African lightweight title at the Blairgowrie Recreation Centre in Randburg on Sunday afternoon. Showing all his skills after a long 17 year career, Munyai proved too much for the plucky Mvulu who pressed the action throughout. The scores were 118-110, 117-111 and 116-112 all in favor of Munyai.

UNDERCARD

In the main supporting bout at cruiserweight, Akani Phuzi smashed Alick Gogodo from Malawi to defeat in three rounds, of a scheduled eight.

Former multiple light heavyweight champion Ryno Liebenberg fighting at super middleweight won a lackluster eight round points decision over Alex Kabangu. Kabangu was knocked down with a left hook in the sixth round. The scores were 79-71, 78-72 and 77-73.

In a super middleweight bout, Frank Rodrigues beat Stanis Apanu of the DRC on points over six rounds.

How long until things are back to normal?
Tyson Fury 'tainted meat' scandal erupts in UK

Top Boxing News

PLEASE READ
We have a few rules to make our comment section more enjoyable for everyone.
1. Keep comments related to boxing.
2. Be respectful, polite and keep it clean.
3. Personal attacks will not be tolerated.
Offending posts will be removed.
  • Decent fight. Munyai did well but I had it 116-112. Difference was Munyai was a bit better defensively.Also Ryno Liebenburg needed that win. A bit messy with a bit of clinching but good workrate when needed.

  • >