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Miyeyusho Dethrones Matumla, Majia Edges Fundi

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October 31, 2011 / BY UBO PRESS OFFICER

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Two new Universal Boxing Organization™ Champions were crowned on Sunday night (October 30) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania when Darlinks Inc. promoted a sold-out card at the Diamond Jubilee Hall headlined by two eagerly anticipated rematches.

In the main event Francis Miyeyusho got revenge over former IBO World Champion and defending UBO Inter-Continental Bantamweight Champion Mbwana Matumla by scoring a unanimous decision after twelve tough and entertaining rounds which saw both boxers hit the canvas.

Matumla, making his second title defense, started at a furious pace and forced Miyeyusho to fight on the retreat while landing almost at will. In the second, Matumla came out to finish the fight and floored Miyeyusho with a six-punch combination.

Landing flat on his face, the challenger showed great heart by beating the count and fighting on with determination. Matumla went for the knockout but left himself open and was caught by a combination from Miyeyusho and quickly found himself on the deck.

Visibly hurt, Matumla was saved by the bell before referee Anthony Ruta finished his count, but from that point on the tide had turned and Miyeyusho was in command. In round eight Miyeyusho connected with a perfectly timed uppercut that send Matumla sprawling to the canvas for the second time.

Francis Miyeyusho working on Mbwana Matumla on his way to winning the UBO Inter-Continental Bantamweight title


But again the game champion beat the count, and while he looked like a beaten man he continued to try to the end.

The verdict from the judges was a mere formality, and Miyeyusho could celebrate his new title while waiting for the 118-109, 117-110 and 114-113 scores. The new UBO Inter-Continental Champion improved his record to 31-10-2 (18), and the former title-holder dropped to 20-7 (11).

In the evening’s second title fight, former world title-challenger Fadhili Majia won a split decision over former UBO World Champion Juma Fundi to collect the vacant UBO International Flyweight title. The two had fought to a draw this past July, and once again it was a close encounter where both boxers had their moments.

The only knockdown of the fight came in round two when Majia landed a powerful right hand, but Fundi got up and fought on even terms in the remaining eight rounds. The three judges at ringside handed in scores of 95-94 and 97-92 for Majia, and 97-93 for Fundi.    

The new UBO International Flyweight Champion is now 10-2-4 (5), and Fundi fell to 15-7-1 (8).


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