Karam wins Gauteng title

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Jade Karam won the vacant Gauteng middleweight title when Wynand Mulder failed to answer the bell for the sixth round at the Presley’s Nightclub in Boksburg on Thursday night.

There was very little action through the first two rounds, until Mulder landed a flurry of punches just before the bell at the end of the second round.

However, the fight developed into a sloppy affair in rounds three and four with both fighters lunging and missing badly.

In round five Karam (72.50 kg) picked up the pace and sent Mulder (71.84 kg) down for an eight count with a series of lefts and rights.

Mulder, who appeared to be tiring, did not come out at the bell for the sixth round.

It was later revealed that Karam will relinquish the title as he is relocating to Ireland in May.

On Friday night at the Dr Petrus Molemela Indoor Centre in Bloemfontein, Sphamandla Baleni (47.40 kg) retained his South African strawweight title with a 12-round points decision over Thembani Okolo (47.48 kg), and Tsiko Mulovhedzi (66.40 kg) won the vacant IBF International welterweight title when he outpointed Dario Socci (66.60 kg) from Italy over 12 rounds.

On the same card, former South African flyweight champion Makazole Tete (55.00 kg), fighting at junior featherweight, outpointed Cleutus Mbhele (53.48 kg) over six rounds.

Other results:

Arnel Lubisi W pts 4 Layten Gloss – junior featherweight.

Luke Hendrikz W tko 2 Kwanele Mkhwanazi – featherweight.

Wade Groth W tko 3 Benjamin Thababetse – middleweight.

Clement Kamanga W tko 1 Andile Mabilisa – welterweight.

Fortune Muyumba W pts 6 Valentino Mutumba – welterweight.

Jarred Silverman W pts 6 Vusi Bilankulu – welterweight.

Xolani Mgidi W pts 8 Junior Assoya – junior welterweight.

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record
location
result
rounds
14

2017-04-06

159¾ Wynand Mulder 158¼ 3 3 1

Presleys Restaurant, Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa

W RTD 5/10

time: 3:00
13

2016-12-08

162¾ Dido Mukanya 162¼ 6 2 0

Presleys Restaurant, Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa

W PTS 6/6

12

2016-10-30

159½ Dennis Mbath 154¾ 0 4 0

Southern Suburbs Recreation Cent, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

W PTS 6/6

11

2016-08-14

160 Harrison Johnson 157¾ 0 1 0

Apache Pub, Alrode, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

W TKO 6/6

10

2016-06-24

161¾ Christian Okeke 167¼ 1 2 0

Wembley Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

W TKO 4/6

9

2016-05-28

160 Barend van Rooyen 159¼ 21 3 1

Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa

L TKO 10/10

8

2016-04-10

162½ Christopher Monyai 162½ 1 6 1

Walter Sisulu Hall, Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa

L PTS 6/6

7

2016-02-25

166¾ Christopher Monyai 167 1 5 1

Presleys Restaurant, Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa

W PTS 6/6

6

2016-02-07

171¾ Fiston Kabamba 172¾ 1 0 1

Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa

W SD 4/4

5

2015-11-06

173¾ Fiston Kabamba 173¾ 0 0 1

Southern Suburbs Recreation Cent, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

L SD 4/4

4

2015-10-07

172½ Christian Okeke 195½ 0 1 0

Presley’s Nightclub, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

W PTS 4/4

3

2015-07-29

173¼ Fiston Kabamba 175 debut

Presley’s Nightclub, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

D PTS 4/4

2

2015-06-26

178 Yomi Shokunbi 175¼ debut

Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa

D PTS 4/4

1

2015-05-27

178¼ Nkosinathi Malinga 180¾ 0 1 0

Turfontein Race Cource, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

W TKO 1/4

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