Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa – In a showdown for the vacant International Boxing Organization (IBO) welterweight title, Thulani Mbenge (14-0, 11 KOs) picked up the biggest win of his career with a seventh round stoppage of feared veteran Diego Chaves (26-4-1, 22 KOs).
Mgenge landed a big right hand that sent Chaves down in the sixth round.
He followed that up in the seventh, by landing the same punch on Chaves to close the show.
In March of this year, Mgenge won a twelve round unanimous decision over Diego Cruz to capture the vacant WBC International welterweight title.
Chaves had been inactive since December of 2017, when he was knocked out in three rounds by Jamal James.
Raquel Miller kept her prefect record intact with a six-round unanimous decision over Szilvia Szabados in a middleweight bout at the Melrose Ballroom in Queens, New York.
Miller stunned and hurt Szabados throughout the contest. Miller, who was making her New York City debut showed her versatility by featuring a diverse arsenal of punches with both hands.
Miller handled the former world-title challenger with ease as she won by shutout scores of 60-54 on all cards.
Miller wore a ring outfit that paid homage to the movie Black Panther.
The 2012 United States Olympic Alternate, Miller continued her dominance as a professional as her record soared to 6-0.
“I enjoyed myself in there last night and it felt good to be back in action,” said Miller. “I felt strong, and I felt like that I had a solid performance. My opponent was tough and I was happy to get the rounds in. Fighting under the DiBella Entertainment banner is very special, and I appreciated being warmly embraced by Lou DiBella himself!”
“I decided to come out as the leader of the Wakanda tribe in the movie Black Panther, Dora Milaje. I was accented in gold because I felt they represent the new age women warriors like myself. We are fierce, strong and not afraid to go to war. I love to trailblaze, and set the bar high. I’m sure we can expect to see other women coming out and joining the Wakanda tribe and I’m happy to be the leader of that movement. “