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1997-04-05 [[Vuyani Bungu]] w pts 12 [[Kennedy McKinney]], Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal, South Africa - IBF. Referee: Stan Christodoulou. Scorecards: 117-113, 115-113, 113-115. Following a quiet opening round Bungu (122) opened up, only for McKinney (121¾) to match him, and although the former was able to use his hand speed and counters to keep his rival off balance throughout it was never easy. With the champion generally moving too fast for McKinney, the latter’s right hand was mainly negated and in recognising that he had to up the pace he came on strong over the last two rounds, but had left it too late.             
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1997-04-05 [[Vuyani Bungu]] w pts 12 [[Kennedy McKinney]], Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal, South Africa - IBF. Referee: Stan Christodoulou. Scorecards: 117-113, 115-113, 113-115. Following a quiet opening round Bungu (122) opened up, only for McKinney (121¾) to match him. And while the former was able to use his hand-speed and counters to keep his rival off balance throughout it was never easy. With the champion generally moving too fast for McKinney the latter’s right hand was mainly negated, and although recognising that he had to up the pace over the last two rounds he had left it too late.             
 
                        
 
                        
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Latest revision as of 10:21, 25 March 2013

1997-04-05 Vuyani Bungu w pts 12 Kennedy McKinney, Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal, South Africa - IBF. Referee: Stan Christodoulou. Scorecards: 117-113, 115-113, 113-115. Following a quiet opening round Bungu (122) opened up, only for McKinney (121¾) to match him. And while the former was able to use his hand-speed and counters to keep his rival off balance throughout it was never easy. With the champion generally moving too fast for McKinney the latter’s right hand was mainly negated, and although recognising that he had to up the pace over the last two rounds he had left it too late.