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Doctor Peter Chadderton has changed his statement, saying he did not suspend Tyson Sixhakuma, whose campaign in the Baby Champs ended when he dislocated his shoulder.
Sixhakuma's opponent Dumisani Maka won the bout.
But according to Chadderton, Maka is the fighter who injured his shoulder and he suspended him.
"I did not see Sixhakuma's shoulder dislocate but that of his opponent and I suspended him," said Chadderton early this week.
But, Maka's shoulder did not dislocate at all.
Chadderton is one of the many doctors who conduct medical tests on boxers on behalf of Boxing SA.
"I checked the register on Monday and I realised that I made a mistake", he said.
In his first statement, Chadderton even claimed to have issued the suspension notice to Sixhakuma's trainer Pule Moshodi. But the latter blatantly refuted these claims.
Chadderton's alleged suspension of Sixhakuma states that he will be allowed back in the ring only when he can produce a medical report stating that his shoulder has been operated on.
Sixhakuma was back in action almost three weeks after Chadderton's alleged suspension. The same shoulder dislocated again, and his fight was stopped.
Loyiso Mtya, who heads Boxing SA's sanctioning committee, said he sanctioned Sixhakuma because there was no suspension order from Chadderton. "Otherwise I would not have sanctioned him."
Bongani Khumalo, the chief operations officer, said he went through the records and found nothing in the punishment index to suggest Tyson was suspended.