Rodney Berman wants a rematch of Komanisi vs. Munyai

The leading promoter in the boxing scene, Rodney Berman, says he will talk to the managers of Lusanda Komanisi and Tshifhiwa Munyai so they can fight again. This follows the Lightweight title fight that Komanisi won in an unconvincing fashion last weekend.

“I wish to do the rematch. There is a judge who was unjust towards Munyai. Komanisi was dropped but they say he won nine out of twelve rounds. That cannot happen,” Berman of Golden Gloves Promotions told the media. Reports say that Komanisi was also surprised and got teary-eyed after being told that he won the fight instead of Munyai.

The judges scored the boxers as follows: 117-110, 114-113 and 115-112. Komanisi admitted that he did not think that he scored points that would have won the fight, but he accepted the results of the match because they were issued by people who have the authority to manage the fight. “I want to tell the truth; I thought it was going to be a draw for today’s fight. There are rounds where I did not do well but then, I am not the judge,” Komanisi said after winning the fight.

Munyai, who was dominated by Komanisi in earlier rounds, came back strong and knocked Komanisi down in the sixth round. As the rounds went by, Munyai’s confidence grew, and he was expected to outplay Kolanisi and win the fight.

Even though Kolanisi’s fans were happy about his victory, there are those who were not impressed by how he won. It is not yet clear when the rematch will take place because negotiations have not yet begun.

At the tournament in Mthatha during the weekend: Luthando Mbumbulwana from Nyandeni beat Sonwabile Marenene from Gqeberha in the Junior Featherweight title fight. Nangamso Saba was beaten by Abongile Jacobs from East London. Papama Ronorono knocked out Siphenathi Ntozini in the second round. In another fight, Zubonge Nocele beat Asiphile Xhipholwana who was left lying on the floor seeing stars at a hall in O.R. Tambo Municipality.