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Moruti Mthalane Record

Total Fights42
Title Wins2
Title Defenses7
Title-Fight KOs6
KO Wins26
KO Losses2
Moruti Mthalane Record & Stats
Moruti Mthalane's Record
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      What is Moruti Mthalane's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 20 years and four months, Moruti Mthalane fought 42 times with 39 wins and 3 losses.

      Mthalane retired from professional boxing with a record of 39-3, which included two flyweight world-title wins and seven successful title defense fights. He had a 61.9% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 26 of his total 42 fights being knockout wins, six of which were in title fights. Mthalane suffered two knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Nonito Donaire in a flyweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 12-round unanimous decision defeat to Sunny Edwards on April 30, 2021. Mthalane lost the flyweight IBF title to Edwards in this fight.

      Some of Mthalane's best fights and notable victories include wins over Zolani Tete, Ardin Diale, Genisis Libranza, Johnriel Casimero, Isaac Quaye, Renz Rosia, and Akira Yaegashi.

      42Apr 30, 202138Sunny EdwardsLoss *UD
      41Dec 23, 201937Akira YaegashiWin *TKO9
      40May 13, 201936Masayuki KurodaWin *UD
      39Dec 31, 201836Masahiro SakamotoWin *TKO10
      38Jul 15, 201835Muhammad WaseemWin *UD
      37Oct 27, 201735Ardin DialeWinTKO2
      36Sep 24, 201734Isaac QuayeWinTKO2
      35Apr 28, 201734Genisis LibranzaWinKO4
      34Dec 15, 201533Renz RosiaWinTKO9
      33Oct 26, 201432Odilon ZaletaWinUD
      32Mar 15, 201431Jether OlivaWinSD
      31Sep 1, 201229Ricardo NúñezWin *TKO8
      30Oct 28, 201129Andrea SarritzuWin *TKO7
      29Mar 26, 201128Johnriel CasimeroWin *TKO5
      28Sep 1, 201027Zolani TeteWin *TKO5
      27Nov 20, 200927Julio César MirandaWin *UD
      26Apr 18, 200926Lehlohonolo RamagoleWinKO3
      25Nov 1, 200826Nonito DonaireLoss *TKO6
      24Jul 5, 200825Hussein HusseinWinUD
      23Apr 12, 200825Joel KuneneWinTKO5
      22Sep 29, 200724Apol SuicoWinTKO1
      21Jun 16, 200724Xola SifamaWinTKO5
      20Dec 1, 200624Zamumzi XolaWinTKO3
      19Aug 11, 200623Akhona AlivaWinKO6
      18Sep 3, 200522Mbulelo NyandaWinTKO4
      17May 28, 200522Thembelani MaphumaWinKO6
      16Mar 12, 200522Siphiwe KhumaloWinPTS
      15Sep 24, 200421Nkqubela GwazelaLossTKO10
      14Jun 26, 200421Vincent MogotsiWinTKO7
      13May 8, 200421Joel KuneneWinPTS
      12Feb 24, 200421Thabo TshehlaWinTKO3
      11Nov 28, 200321Piet NkateWinTKO3
      10Sep 30, 200320Siphiwe KhumaloWinTKO5
      9Aug 15, 200320Mpumezi MazantsiWinKO1
      8Jun 25, 200320Nelson SebobisoWinPTS
      7Dec 7, 200220Joel KuneneWinPTS
      6Jul 13, 200219Nyiko ZithaWinTKO3
      5Dec 14, 200119Sibonelo GumedeWinPTS
      4Jul 8, 200118Wiseman MnguniWinTKO3
      3Apr 27, 200118Sibongakonke MchunuWinPTS
      2Jan 21, 200118Ishmael MtshaliWinPTS
      1Dec 10, 200018Wiseman MnguniWinKO3

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Moruti Mthalane (Babyface) is a 41-year old retired South African professional boxer. He was born in Gauteng, South Africa on October 6, 1982. He is a former flyweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 20 years — from 2000 to 2021.

      Mthalane made his professional boxing debut against Wiseman Mnguni at the age of 18 on December 10, 2000, defeating Mnguni via 3rd round KO. He went on to win 13 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 7 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 26 on November 1, 2008 after 24 professional fights, against Nonito Donaire for the IBF title. He lost to Donaire via 6th round TKO.

      Mthalane has won two world titles at flyweight. For all the details about Mthalane's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Mthalane had a total of three losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a flyweight title defense bout against English boxer Sunny Edwards on April 30, 2021. Mthalane lost the fight via 12 round unanimous decision — and lost his IBF title. It's been 3 years and 21 days since this fight.


      Mthalane had a total of 11 world-title fights, which includes winning two world titles and seven successful title defenses. He won nine of these fights and lost two.

      Title Wins

      Moruti Mthalane fought for flyweight world titles in three fights and won two of these fights. In total, he won two flyweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jul 15, 2018Muhammad WaseemFlyweightIBF*UD
      Nov 20, 2009Julio César MirandaFlyweightIBF*UD
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Moruti Mthalane had eight flyweight world-title defense fights. He won seven of them and lost only once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Dec 23, 2019Akira YaegashiFlyweightIBFTKO
      May 13, 2019Masayuki KurodaFlyweightIBFUD
      Dec 31, 2018Masahiro SakamotoFlyweightIBFTKO
      Sep 1, 2012Ricardo NúñezFlyweightIBFTKO
      Oct 28, 2011Andrea SarritzuFlyweightIBFTKO
      Mar 26, 2011Johnriel CasimeroFlyweightIBFTKO
      Sep 1, 2010Zolani TeteFlyweightIBFTKO

      Title Losses

      Moruti Mthalane lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Apr 30, 2021Sunny EdwardsFlyweightIBFUD


      Mthalane fought a total of 42 times during his professional career, which includes 11 world-title fights at the flyweight division. These five fights are the highlight of his career.

      • November 1, 2008: In his first world-title fight, Moruti Mthalane loses to Nonito Donaire via 6th round TKO. He was fighting for the IBF flyweight title.

      • November 20, 2009: Mthalane wins the IBF flyweight title from Julio César Miranda, by beating Miranda via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • September 1, 2010: Mthalane successfully defends the IBF flyweight title against Zolani Tete, winning the fight via 5th round TKO.

      • March 26, 2011: Mthalane successfully defends the IBF flyweight title against Johnriel Casimero, winning the fight via 5th round TKO.

      • December 23, 2019: Mthalane successfully defends the IBF flyweight title against Akira Yaegashi, winning the fight via 9th round TKO.


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