Vetyeka claims John’s WBA title

Updated: December 6, 2013

Northbridge, Australia ( – IBO featherweight champion
Simpiwe Vetyeka has dethroned Chris John as the WBA featherweight champ.

Vetyeka (27-2) dropped John (48-1-3) at the end of the sixth round of Friday’s
title fight and the bout was halted between rounds.

John was making the 19th defense of his WBA belt.