ESPN Africa 21: Jackson Chauke Expertly Defends Belt in Classic Title Fight

ESPN Africa 21: Jackson Chauke Expertly Defends Belt in Classic Title Fight

Keba Mothoagae
September 23, 2022 at 9:03 AM
  • ESPN Africa 21 proved to be an entertaining and absorbing affair at The Galleria in Sandton
  • The main event of the night lived up to expectations as the event continues going strength to strength
  • South African flyweight champion Jackson Chauke had to sweat hard to defend his belt against promising challenger Sinethemba Kotana

ESPN Africa Boxing 21 at The Galleria in Sandton, Johannesburg last night might just be the best one yet.

The event was headlined by Jackson Chauke having to defend his South African flyweight champion belt against Sinethemba Kotana. The unpredictable war that the fight turned into will live on long in the memory of those who were in attendance and watching from home.

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ESPN Africa Boxing 21 might have been the best one yet out in Sandton, Johannesburg. Image source: Supplied by ESPN.
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The 37-year-old Chauke used his experience to navigate the 28-year-old Kotana's fierce challenge to successfully defend the title once again in a unanimous decision after 12 rounds. Elsewhere, Bangile Nyangani comfortably retained the South African mini-flyweight championship against Gaveni Nkwenteni, also by unanimous decision in a 12-round bout.

Main card results:

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- Darrin Rossouw wins by TKO over Sheldon Schultz (failed to answer round 5)

- Patrick Mukala wins by TKO over Simion Tchetha (1 min, 55 sec in round 3)

- Luvuyo Sizani wins by unanimous decision over Rowen Campbell (79-70, 76-73, 78-74)

- Bangile Nyangani wins by unanimous decision over Gaveni Nkwenteni (119-109, 119-109)

- Jackson Chauke wins by unanimous decision over Sinethembu Kotana (118-110, 116-114, 116-112)

Undercard results:

- Cayden Truter wins by TKO over Nkululeko Mdletshe (2 min, 50 sec in round 5)

- Lence Ngoy wins by majority decision over Ntethelelo Nkosi (57-57, 59-58, 58-56)

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