Phillip Ndou (born 4 May 1977 in Thohoyandou, South Africa) is a South African retired professional boxer. He had an excellent knockout percentage, with a record of 36-4 (33 KOs). He was forced into early retirement when he collapsed after a loss to Isaac Hlatshwayo. A brain scan revealed an abnormality that would endanger Ndou's health if he continued to box.
Ndou never won a major world title, but he won many minor title fights at featherweight and super featherweight. His most notable fight was an entertaining seven-round bout against WBC lightweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. on 1 November 2003.
Coincidentally, Ndou had competed in the same featherweight boxing tournament as Mayweather at the 1996 Summer Olympics. After defeating Casey Patton of Canada in a controversial referee stoppage, Ndou lost in the second round to the eventual gold medalist, Kamsing Somluck of Thailand.
Phillip Ndou won his comeback fight on 14 February 2009, defeating Frenchman Rachid Drilzane on a technical knockout in the fifth round.
The former World Boxing Union super-featherweight champion had not been in the ring since May 2004, when he lost to Isaac Hlatswayo, seven months after he’d been beaten by Floyd Mayweather Jr.
After losing to Lovemore Ndou, Phillip Ndou made a comeback defeating Bhekimpilo Mlilo by TKO in the 4th round of an 8 round contest. He then fought 29.1.11 defeating Welcome Ntshingila by UD in a 10 round bout.
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