Sanele Magwaza is still the World Boxing Federation (WBF) All Africa Bantamweight Champion after making a successful defense on Saturday night, March 26, at the Fairview Sports Centre in Gqeberha, South Africa.
From Gqeberha, formerly known as Port Elizabeth, Magwaza had the crowd behind him as he out-boxed fellow South African challenger Arnel Lubisi for a wide unanimous decision.
Lubisi was game and tried his best, but the smooth skills and speed from Magwaza was simply too much for him, and for a long time it was clear that he would probably need a knockout to prevail.
Judges Phindiwe Ngingi and Vuyukazi Ncata both scored the fight 98-92, while judge Nkosinathi Zamela had it slightly closer at 97-93.
Magwaza, who won the WBF title in November of 2019, improved his professional record to 6-2 (2). Lubisi drops to 5-4 (4).
The fight headlined a show promoted by Aphile Boxing Promotions.