12 November 2012

Zambia: Boxer Kampamba Clobbered in SA

ZAMBIAN boxer Donald Kampamba needed several minutes of medical attention before leaving the ring after being clobbered by South African Ryno Liebenberg during the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) All-Africa light-heavyweight title fight.

In this bout held at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday night, Kampamba was knocked cold by Liebenberg in the ninth round.

The Zambian pugilist suffered knock downs in the first and third rounds before finishing him off with three devastating left hooks.

The bout was over after a minute and 57 seconds in the ninth round.

According to SuperSport, Kampamba needed several minutes of medical attention before he was able to leave the ring against Liebenberg who is now undefeated after 10 fights of which seven did not go the distance. Kampamba stands at 6-4-1.

In a rather untidy affair, Liebenberg, weighing 78.94kg, after making a fast start made hard work of trying to pin down the awkward Kampamba despite scoring knockdowns in the first and third rounds.

However, in the ninth round he smashed Kampamba down and out flat on his back after three left hooks where he was counted out by referee Lulama Mtya.

The fight was a supporting bout to the main fight that saw Thabiso Mchunu stopping Danie Venter in the fifth round to win the Super 8 cruiserweight series at Emperors Palace on Saturday night.

The muscular Mchunu also won the vacant African Boxing Union cruiserweight title as he turned out to be the Last Man Standing in the knockout competition. He knocked the 33-year-old Venter down three times and the fight was over after one minute 52 seconds of the fifth round.

Other fights saw Tommy Oosthuizen retain his IBO super-middleweight title when he beat Fulgenico Zuniga on points. Oosthuizen, making the sixth defence of his title, improved his record to 21-0-1, with 13 knockouts.

Earlier Gideon Buthelezi made heavy weather of beating Edrin Dapudong in a fight for the vacant IBO junior bantamweight title. Two judges scored the bout 115-112 and 115-113 for the South African. The third had the Filipino ahead 114-113 after the 12 rounds.

Buthelezi, 26, improved his record to 13-3 and Dupadong dropped to 27-5.

In a junior welterweight four-rounder, Allan Bouwer beat Vusi Balinkulu on a majority decision -- 39-37 on two cards against 38-38 on the third.

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