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Ndlovu Shocks Molitor To Win, Mthalane KOs Casimero

By Edward Chaykovsky

The third time is the charm! The crowd erupted when Takalani Ndlovu (32-6, 18 KOs) was announced as the winner, capturing the IBF junior featherweight title from Steve Molitor (33-2, 12 KOs) in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was the third meeting between the two boxers, with Molitor easily winning their two previous encounters. Judges Alfred Buqwana, Alan Davis and Valerie Dorsett scored the fight 118-110, 116-112 and 118-110 respectively.

Ndlovu came in with a plan, and used it to outbox the champion from the start. Molitor was stunned in the second round, at which point he began to avoid heated exchanges with the challenger. Ndlovu used his reach advantage to get off first with his punches. In the sixth, Molitor was stunned again, but managed to hold on. He was never able to gain the upper hand in the contest and allowed Ndlovu to lead the fight as the more aggressive man.

In the co-main event, Moruti Mthalane (27-2, 18 KOs) retained his IBF flyweight crown when he beat Johnriel Casimero (14-2, 8 KOs) by TKO in the fifth round. The fight was a war from the first round with both boxers trading big punches. Casimero began to fade as the high pace continued, round by round, and had enough when the champion wore him down with bigger shots in the fifth.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tiozzo on 03-27-2011

[QUOTE=joe strong;10289546]he beat him twice & has some nice wins over decent opponents but yes when he stepped up to a real challenge he got beat...curious do you like any canadians that were born here? you seem to only favor…

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 03-26-2011

maybe a unification with wv2

Comment by rnbaloyi on 03-26-2011

Molitor is a good fighter, I saw him in round 12 that he's the real deal. The other rounds was Ndlovu dictating the action, except round 7 where the ref took a point from our newly crawned S.A Camp... I…

Comment by mrpain81 on 03-26-2011

[I]Molitor sucks.[/I]

Comment by joe strong on 03-26-2011

[QUOTE=Freedom!;10289364]Molitor was never very good. This result doesn't surprise me at all.[/QUOTE]he beat him twice & has some nice wins over decent opponents but yes when he stepped up to a real challenge he got beat...curious do you like any…

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