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Thulani Mbenge Stops Diego Chaves in Seven To Grab IBO Belt

Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa - In a showdown for the vacant International Boxing Organization (IBO) welterweight title, Thulani Mbenge (14-0, 11 KOs) picked up the biggest win of his career with a seventh round stoppage of feared veteran Diego Chaves (26-4-1, 22 KOs).

Mgenge landed a big right hand that sent Chaves down in the sixth round.

He followed that up in the seventh, by landing the same punch on Chaves to close the show.

In March of this year, Mgenge won a twelve round unanimous decision over Diego Cruz to capture the vacant WBC International welterweight title.

Chaves had been inactive since December of 2017, when he was knocked out in three rounds by Jamal James.

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IN OTHER NEWS: Raquel Miller kept her prefect record intact with a six-round unanimous decision over Szilvia Szabados in a middleweight bout at the Melrose Ballroom in Queens, New York.
 
Miller stunned and hurt Szabados throughout the contest.  Miller, who was making her New York City debut showed her versatility by featuring a diverse arsenal of punches with both hands.
 
Miller handled the former world-title challenger with ease as she won by shutout scores of 60-54 on all cards.
 
Miller wore a ring outfit that paid homage to the movie Black Panther.
 
The 2012 United States Olympic Alternate, Miller continued her dominance as a professional as her record soared to 6-0.
 
"I enjoyed myself in there last night and it felt good to be back in action," said Miller.  "I felt strong, and I felt like that I had a solid performance. My opponent was tough and I was happy to get the rounds in. Fighting under the DiBella Entertainment banner is very special, and I appreciated being warmly embraced by Lou DiBella himself!"
 
"I decided to come out as the leader of the Wakanda tribe in the movie Black Panther, Dora Milaje.  I was accented in gold because I felt they represent the new age women warriors like myself. We are fierce, strong and not afraid to go to war. I love to trailblaze, and set the bar high. I'm sure we can expect to see other women coming out and joining the Wakanda tribe and I'm happy to be the leader of that movement. "

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by El_Cholo on 06-24-2018

King Mchunu got a stoppage on that card as well!

Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 06-24-2018

I remember a lot of ignorant people talking about good things about this bum Cháves. He is trash.

Comment by PBR Streetgang on 06-24-2018

Back in the day Diego brought it and had a menacing nature to his aura. He seems shot now...its a shame, I always pulled for him in his fights against Rios, Thurman, Bradley, etc.

Comment by JLC on 06-24-2018

Damn man. I thought pretty highly of Diego, even after his losses to Thurman and Rios. Crazy

Comment by 5000boxing on 06-24-2018

Spence needs this strap too.. give it up punk! Strap season

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