2001-02-17 Lehlo Ledwaba w rsc 9 Arnel Barotillo, Carnival City Big Top, Brakpan, South Africa - IBF

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2001-02-17 Lehlo Ledwaba w rsc 9 Arnel Barotillo, Carnival City Big Top, Brakpan, South Africa - IBF. Referee: Rudy Battle. Giving an excellent display of controlled boxing, Ledwaba (120¾) countered the challenger’s aggression with good movement and solid punches driven into the body as he handed out a systematic beating. It was not that Barotillo (121¾) was poor it was more about Ledwaba being top class, and with the former soaking up punishment it was no surprise when a double left hook sent him crashing to the floor in the ninth. Up after a mandatory ‘eight’ count, Barotillo walked straight in to another barrage of heavy punches before being rescued by the referee on the 1.49 mark.