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Vetyeka's dream ends

By unknown | May 04, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Bongani Magasela

Bongani Magasela

Simpiwe Vetyeka's wish of winning a world title as an undefeated fighter was shattered yesterday when he dropped a points decision to Hozumi Hasegawa in Japan.

They fought for the WBC bantamweight title and Hasegawa, who defended well, registered a fourth title defence at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo.

He was declared unanimous points winner by all three judges, with one scoring the fight 115-113 and the other two scoring it 115-112.

The champion from Japan, who is same age as his challenger at 26, won the title from Veeraphol Nakhornluang of Thailand in April 2005.

He has also defended his title against Nakhornluang, Geraldo Martinez and Genaro Garcia.

Hasegawa improved his record to 22 wins, seven by knockout, and two losses, while Vetyeka tasted defeat after 16 wins (9 KOs).

The fighter from Mdantsane in East London holds the South African bantam belt, which he has defended five times to claim ownership of the belt.

Vetyeka was ushered to war by trainer Nick Durandt. They were accompanied by Vetyeka's promoter Branco Milenkovic.

Vetyeka had enough time to settle in Japan.

He left 10 days before the fight to avoid jet lag that would have taken a long time to adjust to because flights between South Africa and Japan involve a round trip via Hong Kong, Singapore or Malaysia.


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