1979-04-14 Sam Serrano w rtd 8 (15) Nkosana Mgxaji, Good Hope Centre, Cape Town, South Africa - WBA
1979-04-14 Sam Serrano w rtd 8 (15) Nkosana Mgxaji, Good Hope Centre, Cape Town, South Africa - WBA. Referee: Larry Rozadilla. As early as the second round Mgxaji (127¾) was twice on the floor after the champion threw lightning bursts of punches from both hands, the South African returning to his corner on rubbery legs. Coming back strongly and cutting out all the fancy stuff he had employed earlier on, Mgxaji floored Serrano (128¾) with a terrific long right to the head in the fifth. Back in action following the enforced ‘eight’ count, Serrano survived mainly due to the South African deciding to showboat once again. Then, having taken advantage of the respite, Serrano boxed his way back before hammering Mgxaji to the floor for ‘eight’ after two cracking rights to the head and a left to the body had found their mark in the eighth. The fight came to an end at 1.34 when, after getting up on unsteady legs and being ordered to box on, Mgxaji’s corner threw the towel in.