Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Marjohn Yap Drops Tough Loss To Miniyakhe Sithyatha

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

The Philippines Marjohn Yap was “unlucky not to win” according to the South African matchmaker Siyolo Dabula  after the ALA Promotions fighter lost a questionable ten round decision against South Africa’s super flyweight champion Miniyakhe Sithyatha  at the Orient Theater in East London, South Africa.

The fight was promoted by XABA Boxing Promotions.

In an email to ALA Promotions president Michael Aldeguer, Dabula  said he had spoken to Sithyatha’s trainer after the fight and was told that the South African “was in trouble many times in the fight and one person I spoke to said Yap was unlucky not to win.”

He said “I’m glad you gave us a quality boxer and I hope our relationship will grow from strength to strength.”  

With the questionable win  the 21-year-old Sithyatha who was facing his first foreign opponent improved his record to 14-2 with 7 knockouts while Yap dropped to 16-8 with 9 knockouts..

Sithyatha won the Eastern Cape junior bantamweight title with an impressive seventh-round technical knockout over Mangaliso Dyanti in December 2010 and on April 2 last year  won the SA junior bantamweight title by stopping Unathi Gqokoma in the tenth round. He  retained the title with a 9th round TKO over Thembelani Maphuma last December 11 after winning the SA super flyweight title with a 10th round TKO over Unathi Gqokoma on April 2, 2011.

Before the fight Sithyatha said a troublesome knee was a minor distraction in his preparation for the fight against Yap.

Sityatha, who turns 22 on June 19, was confident of notching yet another victory despite preparations for the shootout being hampered by a sore right knee. He said "My right knee is giving me some problems, but that's nothing because this is not the first time that this has happened to me before a fight. I'm very happy to say that my preparations for this fight have gone very well despite the knee problem."

Sithyatha said he had met Yap after he arrived in East London on Tuesday and added “ I have figured out how to beat him. I'm confident that I will win on Saturday and will see what will happen after that."

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Magomed Madiev, Khegai, Agadzhanyan Win in Moscow Promoter: To Gain Credibility, Beterbiev Has To Fight on The Road Adrien Broner vs. Adrian Granados - CompuBox Punch Stats Martinez Will Give Advice To Sosa Ahead of Lomachenko Fight Showtime's Espinoza on Joshua Gaining U.S. Fans, Wilder Clash Kovacs Retains WBO Euro Belt, Imre Szello Beats Garrett Wilson Broner Says He Fought For Nine-Plus Rounds With Broken Hand Avni Yildirim Crushes Alexander Sushchyts in One Broner Explains Why Mayweather Didn't Attend Granados Fight Arthur Abraham vs. Robin Krasniqi at Congress Center in Erfurt Broner: I Spoke to Bob Arum Recently About Making Pacquiao Fight Nathan Gorman Blows Away Gogita Gorgiladze With Quick KO Roy Jones Jr. Return Possible For May in Belarus, Says Hryunov Photos: Lamont Peterson Back in The Mix, Beats Avanesyan Terry Flanagan vs. Jorge Linares is The Goal, Says Frank Warren Danny Garcia: Beating Thurman Will Make Me The Face of Boxing! Photos: Adrien Broner Barely Defeats Granados - HUGE Gallery Photos: Marcus Browne Drops Williams Three Times For KO Win Daniel Dubois Inspired By Mike Tyson, Aims To Be British Version Klara Svensson Confident That Braekhus' Reign Will Be Over Browne To Adonis Stevenson: Give Me My Shot, I Want The Strap Lamont Peterson: I Want To Fight Anyone at Welterweight 30-Day Weights: Gennady Golovkin 165.1, Daniel Jacobs 174.8 Granados: They Changed The Weight, The Scale - I Beat Broner! Broner: I Was Beating Granados Up, This Was an Easy One For Me Pedro Campa Stops Marvin Quintero in Four Rounds Adrien Broner Returns To Win Split Decision Over Granados Adrien Broner vs. Adrian Granados - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Lamont Peterson Decisions David Avanesyan, Captures WBA Belt Peterson vs. Avanesyan - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Marcus Browne Knocks Out Thomas Williams in The Sixth Foreman: Nobody Knew McGregor Until He Targeted Mayweather Broner vs. Granados - CompuBox Historical Review David Avanesyan Vows To Impress Against Lamont Peterson Danny Garcia: I Don't Like Thurman, He's My Enemy, It's Personal! Thomas Dulorme Ready to Face Miguel Cotto at a Catch-Weight Michael Watson Hospitalized After Vicious Car Jacking Attempt Magomed Kurbanov vs. Shane Mosley is on for May 5? Williams: Browne Got Ass Whooped in Last Fight, Will Happen Again Shavkat Rakimov Stops Rogelio Doliguez in Five Rounds
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement