Queensberry Promotions UK will stage a title defence of current champion Chris Bourke. The date of the fight and the name of the challenger had to be changed several times by Queensberry due to the pandemic. It seems now that the championship will definitively take place next July 24 in UK.
Vacant WBC International SuperBantamweight Championship
Southpaw Chris Bourke (UK) stopped Michael Ramabeletsa in two rounds becoming the only second boxer to stop the 39-year-old South African.
The fight was on a big show at Church House, Westminster London, promoted by Frank Warren of Queensberry.
After a cautious, albeit well fought, first round by both boxers, the second round becomes more aggressive with Bourke smart to whip over his left hand.
About a minute into the second, a left caught the Southafrican clean who dropped in a neutral corner.
Ramabeletsa looked on unsteady legs when he rose, but still able to beat the count and proceed.
At about 30 secs left in the round, Ramabeletsa was tagged with more hard and clean punches and was forced to take a knee.
He beat the count , but referee Ian John-Lewis waved it off at 2:43 of the session.
That was a fair decision.
The win extended Bourke’s unbeaten record to nine fights and saw him win the vacant WBC International super-bantamweight title.
His record is now (9-0, 6 KOs)
This vacant title bout was supposed to take place last November 13th and was postponed due to positive Covid tests from members of two of the boxers camps.
Former WBC International SuperBantam-weight champions
Gavin Mc Donnell Great Britain
Sean Davis Great Britain
Richard Mark Pumicpic Philippines
A fight between Alie Laurel and Joe Noynay took place on 18 Feb 2016 and ended in a Draw The title remained vacant
Alexis Boureima Kaboré Burkina Faso
Kid Galadad (Adbul Barry Awad) Qatar – Great Britain
Oscar Gonzalez México
Giovanni CARO México
Arsen Martirosyan Armenia
Balweg Bangoyan Philippines
OTIENO Collins Odour “Sande” Kenya
Napaphol Kiattisakchocchoi Thailand
Naseem “Prince” Hamed Great Britain
Manny Pacquiao Philippines
Alfred Kotey Ghana
Sakda Sorpakdee Thailand
John Davison Great Britain
Sergio Rafael Liendo Argentina
Patrick Mullings Great Britain
Ahmad Fandi Indonesia
Joe Hiyas Philippines
Mohamed Nurhuda Indonesia
Paquito Opeño Philippines