Other Sport

Flo flops, Venter shines

2012-09-23 00:15
Boxing (File)
Johannesburg - Flo Simba flopped again and Danie Venter hammered his way into the final of the Super 8 cruiserweight series at Emperors Palace on Saturday night.

According to the supersport.com website, Venter delighted the spectators at the venue near Kempton Park when he hammered Zack Mwekwassa to defeat.

But in the first semi-final bout of the series, Simba was again stopped in the first round, again highly disappointingly, by Thabiso Mchunu.

Referee Philip du Rand halted the bout 2 minutes and 46 seconds into the opening round when Simba failed to fight back, his right eye closing rapidly after a non-stop attack from Mchunu.

The rematch came after referee Tony Nyangiwe had stopped their first fight earlier this year in similar fashion, with Simba showing little enthusiasm for fighting.

Simba may well retire with a record of 12-4; 10 while Mchunu carries on from at 12-1; 10.

In the other semi-final, Venter stopped the powerful Zack Mwekassa after 2 minutes and 23 seconds of the fourth round, clinching his place in the final with a classic left hook out of a crouch.

The punch landed on Mwekassa’s jaw and dumped him on his back. He beat the count but was soon knocked down again. It took him a while to get back to his feet and to regain his senses.

Venter, whose record now stands at 14-5, with 10 knockouts, had also knocked Mwekassa down in the second round. His victim dropped to 13-3; 12.

Simba and Mwekassa are both from the Democratic Republic of Congo, but now based in South Africa.

Earlier, 31-year-old Sipho Taliwe beat Mzonke Fana on points to retain his WBC international junior lightweight title.

Taliwe won 117-110 on two cards and 115-112 on the third to take his record to 16-2; 10.

Fana, a former IBF junior lightweight champion who will be 39 years old in October, fought well and bravely, but may also contemplate retirement as his record fell to 31-5; 13.

The tournament was presented by Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves Promotions.

Results in the Last Man Standing boxing tournament at Emperors Palace, in Kempton Park, on Saturday night.

WBC junior lightweight international (12 rounds): Sipho Taliwe (holder) beat Mzonke Fana on points

Cruiserweight: Thabiso Mchunu beat Flo Simba, first round tko.

Cruiserweight: Danie Venter beat Zack Mwekassa, fourth round tko

Read more on:    flo simba  |  boxing
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Iconic boxing ring stolen

28 minutes ago

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

10 facts about swimming you didn't know

This will make you want to jump right into the pool.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Snors with a cause - creating awareness of male health
Inspiring: Rock climbing with just one leg
Watch! Skateboarders racing cyclists
Exciting new zipline for Cape Town!
 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
Vote

How much of a runner are you?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.