Simon Mokadi, who refereed the fight, recorded it as a knockout while judges Namhla Tyuluba and Tony Nyangiwe recorded it as a TKO. The third judge, Ben Ncapayi, recorded it as a knockout as well.
When contacted for comment on the developments, promoter Sandile Xaka said: "BSA's director of operations Cindy Nkomo informed me about the decision. She said the information she got from Alan Toweel Junior, who trains Rodriguez, is that Rodriguez was not knocked out, but instead the fight was stopped due to a cut. Cindy then said Rodriguez's manager must write those facts and [submit] the proof of that fight to her and she will revert to the sanctioning committee."
Xaka added: "My plea to the sanctioning committee is to assist me in double-checking and see if it cannot allow me to stage the fight.But I don't mean that rules must be bent."
Dlamini, 38 from Limpopo who is trained in Johannesburg by Lionel Hunter - won the SA title last year from defending champion Wade Groth at Emperors Palace.
Dlamini had failed to win that title from then champion Christopher Buthelezi. But Dlamini won it in style - 42 seconds - from Groth and that was quickest SA title victory.