start of the fight, it appeared that it would
become 3 for 3 for Matumla, who managed to knock
Miyeyusho down in the second round. But
Miyeyusho came back strongly and returned the
favor before the end of the stanza.
took over from round three on, and often beat
Matumla to the punch, showing skills and
determination he had not brought in their two
eight Matumla was down again, but beat the
referees count and went the full distance. But
after the twelfth and final round, there was no
doubt who had won as Miyeyusho was declared the
winner by unanimous decision.
Matumla may have expected to be a routine
title-defense, turned out to be a big upset
defeat, and proof that you can never take
anything for granted.