Very promising Mpho Seforo remained undefeated and captured the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) All Africa Light Flyweight title on Saturday, December 16, at the Kagiso Memorial & Recreation Centre in Kagiso, South Africa.
Having already won the Gauteng title last year, Seforo scored his most significant victory to date as he won a twelve-round majority decision over former WBF World Strawweight Champion, and fellow countryman, Luyanda Nkwankwa.
It was a very technical affair between two highly skilled boxers, always looking to find mistakes from the other to take advantage of. The more experienced Nkwanka took the early lead, but Seforo came back strong and dominated the later rounds.
Judge David Van Niewenhuizen couldn’t separate the pair, scoring the fight even at 114-114, but he was overruled by judges Ben Ncapayi and Phumeza Zinakile who had it 117-112 and 116-112 for Seforo. Referee in charge of the action was Simon Mokadi.
Mpho Seforo improved his professional ledger to 7-0-1 (2), while Luyanda Nkwankwa falls to a very misleading, almost unfathomable, 8-13-2 (5).
The main event of a show billed as “Clash of the Kasi”, Seforo vs. Nkwankwa was promoted by Team Dida Promotions in association with Vision View Productions.