Oliva Loses By Split Decision to Mthalane, But Showed Class and Skills
By Carlos Costa
Sun, 16 Mar 2014
In a close battle, veteran South African Moruti Mthalane scored a split decision over Jether Oliva of the Philippines to capture the IBO Flyweight World Title yesterday (March 15) in Durban, South Africa.
The South African ended the war with a swollen left eye, result of Oliva's sharp right hooks. No knockdowns were produced.
Mthalane's experience earned him the day. But what a great effort from the younger Jether Oliva, who showed class and skills to compete at a higher level.
Good work Jether Oliva and team headed by manager Jim Claude Manangquil!
Have a good flight home!
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