Sivenathi Nontshinga becomes first South African to defend a world title after his heroical comeback

Sivenathi Nontshinga’s victory over Adrian Curiel was nothing short of spectacular.

After suffering a devastating defeat in their first encounter, Nontshinga showed incredible resilience and determination to come back stronger and reclaim his IBF junior-flyweight title.

The South African boxer displayed his true fighting spirit as he weathered a storm of punches from Curiel in the early rounds.

Despite being behind on the scorecards, Nontshinga never lost focus and continued to press forward, looking for an opening to turn the fight in his favour.

It was in the ninth round when Nontshinga’s moment came.

A perfectly timed left hook rocked Curiel, sending shockwaves through the arena.

Seizing the opportunity, Nontshinga unleashed a flurry of punches in the 10th round, overwhelming the champion and forcing the referee to step in and stop the fight.

With this victory, Nontshinga not only avenged his previous loss but also made history as the first South African to reclaim a world title.

His remarkable comeback serves as an inspiration to aspiring boxers around the world, proving that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.

Nontshinga’s record now stands at an impressive 13 wins, with 10 of those victories coming by way of knockout.

On the other hand, Curiel’s record dropped to 24-5-1, with only 5 wins by knockout.

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