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Simpiwe Vetyeka (V12) boxer

Simpiwe Vetyeka image
Status active
Age 38
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 7″/170cm
Reach 67½″/172cm
Debut 2002-01-11
Born 1980-12-24
Nationality South Africa
Residence Duncan Village, Eastern Cape, South Africa
bouts
34
won
30
lost
4
draw
0
bouts
34
won
30
lost
4
draw
0
Status active
Age 38
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 7″/170cm
Reach 67½″/172cm
Debut 2002-01-11
Born 1980-12-24
Nationality South Africa
Residence Duncan Village, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Vetyeka won the WBA Super World featherweight title by defeating Chris John on December 6, 2013, when John retired on his stool after the sixth of twelve rounds. Vetyeka's IBO featherweight title was also on the line. It was John's first professional loss and brought his ten-year WBA title reign to an end, sending him into retirement.Vetyeka fought Filipino Nonito Donaire for the WBA (Super) featherweight title on May 31, 2014 at The Venetian Macao Hotel & Resort's Cotai Arena in Macau of the Special administrative regions in China. Vetyeka was dropped by Donaire in the fourth round after landing his signature left hook. The fight was stopped seconds after the bell for the fifth round rang due to a cut on Donaire's left eye from an accidental headbutt. Vetyeka lost the bout via unanimous technical decision.

Vetyeka won the WBA Super World featherweight title by defeating Chris John on December 6, 2013, when John retired on his stool after the sixth of twelve rounds. Vetyeka's IBO featherweight title was also on the line. It was John's first professional loss and brought his ten-year WBA title reign to an end, sending him into retirement.Vetyeka fought Filipino Nonito Donaire for the WBA (Super) featherweight title on May 31, 2014 at The Venetian Macao Hotel & Resort's Cotai Arena in Macau of the Special administrative regions in China. Vetyeka was dropped by Donaire in the fourth round after landing his signature left hook. The fight was stopped seconds after the bell for the fifth round rang due to a cut on Donaire's left eye from an accidental headbutt. Vetyeka lost the bout via unanimous technical decision.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
April 6, 2018 Thompson Mokwana LWLWW Orient Theatre, East London vacant World Boxing Organisation Africa Lightweight

WIN
KO
April 22, 2016 Tsuyoshi Tameda WDWWWW Orient Theatre, East London WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 28, 2015 Rodolfo Puente WDWWWW Selbourne Park, East London World Boxing Association International Featherweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 12, 2014 Arturo Santos Reyes WWWWWW Orient Theatre, East London vacant World Boxing Association International Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 31, 2014 Nonito Donaire WWWWLW Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao LOSS
TD
Dec. 6, 2013 Chris John WWWWWD Metro City, Northbridge WIN
Corner retirement
April 14, 2013 Daud Yordan WWLWWW Indoor Tennis Stadium, Jakarta WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 14, 2012 Sibusiso Khumalo LWLWLD Mdantsane Indoor Centre, Mdantsane WIN
KO
June 4, 2012 Klaas Mboyane WWWLLW Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton LOSS
Split-decision
July 2, 2011 Giovanni Caro WWWWWW Plaza de Toros Fermin Rivera, San Luis Potosi World Boxing Council International Super Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 25, 2011 Roberto Carlos Leyva LLWLLL Million Dollar Elm Casino, Tulsa WIN
KO
July 11, 2009 Eric Barcelona LWWWWW Emperors Palace, Kempton Park vacant International Boxing Organization World Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 16, 2008 Nkosinathi Tshinavhe LLDDLW Emperors Palace, Kempton Park South African Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 12, 2008 Nkqubela Gwazela LWLLWW North-West University Sports Complex, Mafikeng South African Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 14, 2007 Lubabalo Msuthu WLDWWW Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 31, 2007 Ebenezer Tumane WWLWWW James Motlatsi Hall, Klerksdorp South African Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 3, 2007 Hozumi Hasegawa WWWWWW Ariake Colosseum World Boxing Council World Bantamweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 9, 2006 Sakhumzi Bongwana WWLWLW Mdantsane Indoor Centre, Mdantsane,East London South African Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 7, 2006 Siyabonga Nyanga WLWWLW Orient Theatre, East London South African Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 2, 2005 Wendy Mackenzie WWLWWW Orient Theatre, East London South African Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 5, 2005 Sakhumzi Bongwana LWWWLW Orient Theatre, East London South African Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 6, 2005 Luthando Maqolo WWWLWL Centenary Hall, New Brighton, Port Elizabeth South African Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 4, 2005 Khulile Makeba LWLDWW Graceland Hotel Casino, Secunda South African Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 23, 2004 Mzimkhulu Funde LLLDWW Orient Theatre, East London South African Bantamweight

WIN
Points
July 31, 2004 Bonile Ngcingane WLWWWW Orient Theatre, East London South African Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Feb. 21, 2004 Zilindile Kafatyi WWLDLW Orient Theatre, East London South African Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Dec. 6, 2003 Siyabulela Ziqula WWLWWW Orient Theatre, East London South African Bantamweight

WIN
Points
April 5, 2003 Mlungiseleli Jambela WDL Orient Theatre, East London South African Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 14, 2002 Phillip Stelle LWW Mdantsane Indoor Centre, Mdantsane,East London South African Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Nov. 30, 2002 Yongama Jezile W Transkei University Atlanta Hall, Umtata South African Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 18, 2002 Sithembile Mangweni L Mdantsane Indoor Centre, Mdantsane,East London South African Bantamweight

WIN
KO
March 24, 2002 Msitheli Gxalathana Mdantsane Indoor Centre, Mdantsane,East London South African Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 11, 2002 Lundi Mbozi D Orient Theatre, East London South African Bantamweight

WIN
Points