Kautondokwa knocks out Sai in fifth round

17 Jun 2017 10:50am
WINDHOEK, 17 JUN (NAMPA) - Walter ‘The Executioner’ Kautondokwa knocked out Ghana’s Obodai ‘The Miracle’ Sai in the fifth round of their World Boxing Organisation (WBO) title eliminator and International Boxing Federation (IBF) Africa bout in Ghana Friday night.
The fight was monitored by this agency via online media.
The Namibian boxer caught his opponent on the chin with a powerful left hook to send him to to the canvas.
The Ghanaian boxer did manage to beat the count, but the referee stopped the fight after assessing him.
The fight started off slowly, with both boxers testing each other and landing some telling body and head shots in the first two rounds.
With Sai starting to show signs of exhaustion, he was warned by the match official for holding and hitting at the back of the head in the third round.
Kautondokwa then upped his game and started using his height and reach advantage to keep the Ghanaian at bay.
Sai resorted to throwing wild punches and missing, which did not help him with the judges’ score cards.
In the fifth round ‘The Executioner’ upped the tempo, landing several head shots which seemed to confuse Sai.
He resorted to holding Kautondokwa who then unleashed several blows to the body of the visibly tired Sai.
A left hook sent him (Sai) to the canvas, where he managed to beat the count, but the referee decided to stop the fight seeing that ‘The Miracle’ could not continue fighting.
The win now sees Kautondokwa improving his record to 15 fights, zero losses and zero draws, with 14 of those coming via knockouts.
He retains his WBO Africa belt and adds the IBF Africa Belt to his collection.
Sai now has a record of 32 fights, 30 wins, two defeats and zero draws.
The fight took place at the newly built Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.
With his latest win, Kautondokwa will now automatically move into the top five WBO world rankings and stand an excellent chance to fight for the world title in the coming months.
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