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Boxer, disoriented, throws punches into the air and the fight is stopped

After sending his rival to the canvas, Simiso Buthelezi went to the other end of the ring and continued fighting without having anyone in front of


After sending his rival to the canvas, Simiso Buthelezi went to the other end of the ring and continued fighting without having anyone in front of him.

experienced dramatic moments this Sunday in Durban, South Africa, when Simiso Buthelezi, disoriented, ended up throwing punches into the air in the ring after sending his rival Siphesihle Mntungwa to the canvas.

In his fight for the vacant African Lightweight title endorsed by the World Boxing Federation, Simiso Buthelezi seemed headed for victory after dominating his rival and in the tenth round he landed a combination that cornered Siphesihle Mntungwa against the ropes and eventually He left him hanging from the ropes, in his attempt not to fall out of the ring.

As the referee walked over to check on Siphesihle Mntungwa and clean his gloves, albeit without applying a protection count, Simiso Buthelezi stepped back into the center of the ring, then spun into one of the corners and began throwing punches into the air, forcing the referee to stop the fight.

Siphesihle Mntungwa began to celebrate his unexpected triumph as the referee held Simiso Buthelezi and the fighter’s corner entered the ring to attend to him.

Shortly thereafter, Simiso Buthelezi was removed from the ring for immediate medical care, as the World Boxing Federation decided to postpone the ceremony for the awarding of the belt to Siphesihle Mntungwa.

Simiso Buthelezi ended up throwing punches in the air after his fight against Siphesihle Mntungwa resumed. World Boxing Federation

This was the first loss as a professional for South African Simiso Buthelezi, who was deadlocked at 4-1 with 2 knockouts, most recently last October in the first round over Kwenzokuhle Qwabe.

Siphesihle Mntungwa, on the other hand, improved to 7-1-2 with four chloroforms, however, it is his first win since Feb. 24, 2019 outpointing Brandon Naude.

Siphesihle Mntungwa’s last three bouts were a decision loss to Phumelele Sobahle in October 2019, then draws against Sam Sithole in December 2019 and Romeo Makwakwa in March 2021.