fadhili majiha crowned new wba pan african bantamweight champion

19:30    20 Jul 2018

Rofhiwa Nemushungwa fighting Fadhili Majiha for the Vancant WBA Pan African Bantamweight during the 2018 Fox Africa Boxing 8 Weigh In at the Carnival City, Johannesburg on 19 July 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Africa Boxing 8
Bout 3: WBA Pan African Super Bantamweight Title fight (12 Rounds)
Boxers: Rofhiwa ‘Tsetse Fly’ Nemushungwa v Fadhili Majiha
Winner: Fadhili Majiha via unanimous points decision (113-115, 111-116, 110-117)

Tanzanian Fadhili Majiha was crowned the new WBA Pan African Bantamweight champion after beating Rofhiwa ‘Tsetse Fly’ Nemushungwa via a unanimous points decision at Africa Boxing 8 at Carnival City in Johannesburg on Friday night, July 20.

Majiha controlled the centre of the ring from the first bell and chased down the South African who looked a little tentative as he tried to stay on the outside, but with very little success.

The Tanzanian looked comfortable in the centre of the ring and worked the body of Nemushungwa which saw him win the opening rounds.

In the fourth round the South African finally looked to have settled and started using his jab to score points from the outside, but a massive overhand right from Majiha midway through the round rocked Nemushungwa. Following that the South African resorted to illegal tactics and held his opponent which left the referee no option but to deduct a point after numerous warnings.

The middle rounds saw the fight get a little ugly as both boxers seemed content to stand head-to-head and fight on the inside which made it hard for either to get the ascendancy.

Nonetheless, every now and then Majiha would move out of the pocket quickly and landed an over hand right which saw him score more points.

By the end of the fight Nemushungwa had a massive gash over his right eye which ultimately saw the judges give the victory to Majiha.

The win for the Tanzanian takes his fight record to W23 L10 D4 while the loss for the South African sees his fight record stand at W12 L4 D2.


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