ANDThis Sunday the world of boxing had one strange night from a quadrilateral improvised in a gym in the city of Durban, South Africasince one of t
ANDThis Sunday the world of boxing had one strange night from a quadrilateral improvised in a gym in the city of Durban, South Africasince one of the boxers he lost control and was close to hitting the referee.
The fight that was to define the new lightweight champion of the World Boxing Federation of Africa (WBF acronym in English), received Simiso Buthelezi and Siphesihle Mntungwa as contenders, although in this fight one of them caused things to end as soon as planned and the coronation to be postponed.
It was exactly Buthelezi, in white shorts who tried to hit the referee in the tenth round of this fight, being in a state of shock, after almost 20 minutes of fighting.
Disoriented, Simiso threw punches into the air in the direction of one of the corners where the referee was stopped, although he managed to get off. The surprising thing is that his rival, Siphesihle Mntungwa was right behind him. and the video made it clear how the boxer lost consciousness of what he was doing.
Did he want to hit the referee?
The video shows that Simiso Buthelezi he’s breathing heavily, but he’s looking his rival square in the face. At the moment they indicate that she can continue with her work, he turns his gaze against the referee and goes against him, although he does not follow him when he avoids the boxer.
Moments later, the third man in the ring, surprised by what he sees, stop the fight and hug the athlete who slowly begins to regain consciousness and stop throwing punches aimlessly.
The defeat marked the first of Simiso Buthelezi in his career, while Siphesihle Mntungwa won his seventh win and was crowned WBF lightweight champion in Africa, although the ceremony was postponed.
A report indicated that Simiso Buthelezi “is in stable condition yy in the next few days we will learn more about what might have caused a strange response“.