Knockout from Maidana, mini-upset from South Africa: results and video


The Orient Theatre, East London, South Africa. In the main event of the show, two local tops clashed in a head-to-head fight: age-old Jackson Chauke (22-2-2, 15 KOs) lost to puncher Phumelele Kafu (8-0-1, 7 KOs).

The fight took place in the second flyweight limit (up to 52.2 kg). It was a revenge – in March of this year, the fighters failed to determine the winner, brought the fight to a draw.

The confrontation again turned out to be competitive, but for an amateur. A minimum of exacerbations, practically no combinational work, but a lot of tactical shooting and attempts to catch the opponent on a mistake with a one-time knockout blow.

Most of all, the judge’s verdict was amused. Two judges gave the victory to Cafu, and with a huge advantage (119-109 and 118-113). The third one decided that the veteran won minimally (115-113).

Cafu SD 12.

Club Sarmiento, Resistencia, Argentina. As part of the show, local welterweight (up to 66.7 kg) Fabian Maidana (19-2, 14 KOs), the younger brother of ex-world champion Marcos Maidana, knocked out his compatriot journiman
Carlos Aquino (19-14-2, 14 KOs).

In the 3rd round, the underdog took a knee, planned to continue the fight, but the referee decided otherwise.

Fabian Andres Maidana (19-2, 14 KO’s) scores a TKO-3 victory over Carlos Daniel Aquino (19-14-2) in their welterweight bout from Chaco, Argentina ????????

— Tim Boxeo (@TimBoxeo) December 24, 2022

Maidan TKO 3.