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Moruti Mthalane keeps flyweight belt

Updated: October 29, 2011, 8:56 PM ET
Associated Press

CAGLIARI, Italy -- Moruti Mthalane of South Africa successfully defended his IBF flyweight title for a third time Friday, stopping home favorite Andrea Sarritzu in the seventh round.

The referee intervened when Mthalane had the Italian reeling midway through the seventh and Sarritzu (32-5-4, 12 KOs) threw in the towel.

Mthalane (28-2, 19 KOs) won the belt by outpointing Julio Cesar Miranda in November 2009, and retained it by defeating Zolani Tete and Johnriel Casimero, stopping both ...

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