UBO Flashback: When Miyeyusho Upset Matumla To Become UBO Champ!

PRINT  PRINT   Add to Facebook


UBO  -  Universal Boxing Organization™

The African Golden Boy” Mwbana Matumla already held two victories over local rival Francis Miyeyusho when they clashed for a third time on October 30, 2011 at Diamond Jubilee Hall in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania.


A world class southpaw, Matumla had been the first man to defeat Miyeyusho when he stopped him in nine rounds in 2004, and in 2009 he won the rematch by unanimous decision.

20-6 (11) at the time, and a former IBO World Super Flyweight Champion, Matumla won the UBO Inter-Continental Bantamweight title in 2009, stopping Uganda´s Festus Omondi, and was making his second defense against Miyeyusho (30-9-2, 15 KOs).

Having won their first two encounters, and with much better over-all credentials, Matumla was naturally a big favorite entering the third bout. But Miyeyusho had his own ideas.


At the 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.

Miyeyusho took over from round three on, and often beat Matumla to the punch, showing skills and determination he had not brought in their two first fights.

In round 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.

What 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.







NOTE: If you detect any issues with the legality of this site, problems are always unintentional and will be corrected with notification.