DeeJay Kriel    (South Africa)     14-1-1, 6

South Africa’s promoter Rodney Berman just reported that current WBC International Minimum-weight champion Dee Jay Kriel  is not going to defend his crown against Toto Landero .   Reasons have not been specified


DeeJay Kriel had successfully defended his WBC International 105 Lbs title last March 3rd  at the Emperors Palace against National champion Xolisa Magusha .     DeeJay won by 118-110,  118-112,  116-113.     



Kriel holds on to his WBC International title with unanimous decision over southpaw Magusha.

It was Magusha, the South African champion, who made the stronger start.   He was able to use his edge in reach to work on the outside, with Kriel boxing on the back foot.   Magusha was in front after three rounds, but Kriel wound up his game and began to use his speed and skill to work openings and upped his work rate.   Magusha remained competitive but Kriel was edging the rounds and in the end ran out a clear winner although the scores were a little harsh on Magusha.

Scores 118-110, 118-112 and 116-113 for Kriel.

The 22-year-old Kriel lost his first pro fight but is now 14-0-1 in his last 15 including an eight rounds points victory over Magusha in April last year.   That April loss to Kriel was Magusha’s only defeat in his last nine fights.



Former WBC International champions in this weight class

Lito “Naruto” Dante,   Philippines
Xiong Zhao Zhong,   China
Wanheng Menayothin,   Thailand   *WON WBC WORLD CROWN
Denver Cuello,   Philippines
Kwayiba Zukisani,   South Africa
Gabriel Pumar,   Philippines
Juanito Rubillar,   Philippines
Manny “Cabalay” Melchor,   Philippines
Napa Kiatawanchai,   Thailand
Osvaldo Guerrero,   Mexico
Morgan Ndumo,   South Africa
Rocky Palma,   Philippines
Ernesto Rubillar,   Philippines
Zarlit Rodrigo,   Philippines
John Arief,   Indonesia
Asawin Sordusit,   Thailand
Arman De La Cruz,   Philippines
Tshepo Lefele,   South Africa