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Pictured: Lerato Dlamini

During the two-day period of Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5, a number of relevant matches which received little or no publicity took place. Among the winners of those bouts were Otabek Kholmatov, Karina Fernandez, Mateus Heita, TTR ranked featherweight Lerato Dlamini, Yanga Sigqibo, Ayabonga Sonjica, and Lusizo Manzana.

Saturday, December 4, 2021-

Sosua, Dominican Republic-

Featherweight Bout-
Otabek Kholmatov (8-0, 8 KOs)
TKO-2 0:28
Juan Carlos Pena (32-5, 23 KOs)
- Editor's note: Kholmatov fought again on December 21 in Santo Domingo on the undercard of the Vic Saludar-Erick Rosa WBA World minimumweight title bout. Kholmatov improved to 9-0 with 9 KOs by TKOing Adrian Morel Solis (4-2, 4 KOs) in the 4th round.

Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico-

Women's Bantamweight Bout-
Karina "Bella" Fernandez (17-6-1, 3 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Jaqueline Mucio Munoz (7-10-1, 0 KOs)
- Ms. Fernadez, whose UBO International female super bantamweight title was not at stake, won the vacant WPBF Women's World bantamweight title.

Sunday, December 5, 2021-

Walvis Bay, Namibia-

Junior Featherweight Bout-
Mateus Heita (6-0, 3 KOs)
TKO-5 3:00
Tinashe Mwadziwana (17-14, 10 KOs)
- Heita won the vacant WBA Pan African super bantameight title.

East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa-

Featherweight Bout-
Lerato Dlamini (TTR #13; 16-1, 8 KOs)
Hassan Ndongo (6-1-1, 2 KOs)
- Former WBC Silver featherweight champion Dlamini improved to 2-0 in 2021.

Bantamweight Bout-
Yanga Sigqibo (16-1-1, 5 KOs)
Hamidu Kwata (10-5-2, 4 KOs)
- Former WBO Inter-Continental junior bantamweight champion Sigqibo weighed in at 116; Kwata at 117 3/4.
- Sigqibo improved to 2-0 in 2021. In his previous bout, on April 24, he unanimously outpointed challenger Jerald Paclar over 12 rounds to successfully defend the WBO Inter-Continental title for the third and final time.

Junior Featherweight Bout-
Ayabonga Sonjica (10-0, 8 KOs)
Kasimu Hamadi Haji (10-5-2, 7 KOs)
- This was a non-title bout. Sonjica's South African junior featherweight title was not on the line.

Bantamweight Bout-
Lusizo Manzana (9-1, 4 KOs)
Michael Daries (6-3, 3 KOs)
- Manzana, who, while fighting as a flyweight, defeated veterans Bongani Sillia and Thembelani Nxoshe, was fighting as a bantamweight for the first time.

Article By: Ken Pollitt