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When: June 30th, 2022
Where: Johannesburg, South Africa
Time: Live broadcast begins at 7pm CAT/1pm ET
How to Watch: ESPN (DStv 218, Starsat 248), SABC Sport, and select international broadcasters including ESPN across Latin America.
ESPN Africa Boxing looked to close out the first half of the year in style with an explosive seven-fight card. The 18th instalment of the Africa Boxing series saw the best that the African continent had to offer as the DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and South Africa’s finest clash. At the top of the card, the vacant IBF International Junior Middleweight Championship finally crowned a new champion.
Kenyan Olympian Rayton Okwiri fought the DRC’s Emmany Kalombo in Johannesburg for the International Boxing Federation [IBF] Junior Middleweight title.
South African welterweight champion Thulani Mbenge will fight off Tanzania’s Idd Pialari in the main card. Another South African Jabulani Makhense will take on the DRC’s Paul Kamanga in a welterweight bout.
ESPN Africa Boxing 18 Full Results
Middleweight; 12 Rounds: Emmany Kalombo def. Rayton Okwiri via TKO in Round 8 to become the IBF International Junior Middleweight Champion
Welterweight; 10 Rounds: Thulani Mbenge def. Idd Pialari via TKO in Round 2
Welterweight; 8 Rounds: Jabulani Makhense def. Paul Kamanga via TKO (Towel Throw) in Round 4
Jnr. Welterweight; 8 Rounds: Gift Bholo def. Hannock Phiri via KO in Round 5
Super Flyweight; 8 Rounds: Sikho Nqothole def. Selemani Bangaiza via KO in Round 1
Catchweight; 6 Rounds: Cayden Truter def. Khanyisani Mbokazi via KO in Round 2
Lightweight; 4 Rounds: Sinethemba Blom def. Sandile Dumisa via Unanimous Decision
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