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Simpiwe Vetyeka Record

Total Fights34
Title Wins0
Title Defenses1
Title-Fight KOs1
KO Wins18
KO Losses0
Simpiwe Vetyeka Record & Stats
Simpiwe Vetyeka's Record
Simpiwe Vetyeka's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Simpiwe Vetyeka's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 16 years and two months, Simpiwe Vetyeka fought 34 times with 30 wins and 4 losses.

      Vetyeka retired from professional boxing with a record of 30-4, which included one world-championship elevation and one successful title defense fight at the featherweight weight division. He had a 52.9% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 18 of his total 34 fights being knockout wins, one of which was in a title fight. Vetyeka never lost via knockout.

      His last fight was a 8th round KO victory over Thompson Mokwana on April 6, 2018.

      Some of Vetyeka's best fights and notable victories include wins over Chris John, Daud Yordan, Arturo Santos Reyes, Giovanni Caro, Rodolfo Puente, Thompson Mokwana, and Sibusiso Khumalo.

      34Apr 6, 201837Thompson MokwanaWinKO8
      33Oct 21, 201736Lerato DlaminiLossMD
      32Apr 22, 201635Tsuyoshi TamedaWinUD
      31Nov 28, 201534Rodolfo PuenteWinKO4
      30Dec 12, 201433Arturo Santos ReyesWinUD
      29May 31, 201433Nonito DonaireLoss *TD
      28Dec 6, 201332Chris JohnWin *RTD6
      27Apr 14, 201332Daud YordanWinTKO12
      26Dec 14, 201231Sibusiso KhumaloWinKO4
      25Jun 4, 201231Klaas MboyaneLossSD
      24Jul 2, 201130Giovanni CaroWinUD
      23Feb 25, 201130Roberto Carlos LeyvaWinKO3
      22Jul 11, 200928Eric BarcelonaWinUD
      21Aug 16, 200827Nkosinathi TshinavheWinTKO8
      20Apr 12, 200827Nkqubela GwazelaWinUD
      19Dec 14, 200726Lubabalo MsuthuWinTKO8
      18Aug 31, 200726Ebenezer TumaneWinTKO2
      17May 3, 200726Hozumi HasegawaLoss *UD
      16Dec 9, 200625Sakhumzi BongwanaWinTKO4
      15Jul 7, 200625Siyabonga NyangaWinUD
      14Dec 2, 200524Wendy MackenzieWinTKO8
      13Aug 5, 200524Sakhumzi BongwanaWinTKO7
      12May 6, 200524Luthando MaqoloWinTKO7
      11Feb 4, 200524Khulile MakebaWinUD
      10Oct 23, 200423Mzimkhulu FundeWinPTS
      9Jul 31, 200423Bonile NgcinganeWinPTS
      8Feb 21, 200423Zilindile KafatyiWinPTS
      7Dec 6, 200322Siyabulela ZiqulaWinPTS
      6Apr 5, 200322Mlungiseleli JambelaWinKO2
      5Dec 14, 200221Phillip StelleWinKO2
      4Nov 30, 200221Yongama JezileWinTKO3
      3Nov 30, 200221Sithembile MangweniWinKO3
      2Mar 24, 200221Msitheli GxalathanaWinTKO4
      1Jan 11, 200221Lundi MboziWinPTS

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Simpiwe Vetyeka (V12) is a 43-year old retired South African professional boxer. He was born in Mdantsane, South Africa on December 24, 1980. He is a former featherweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 16 years — from 2002 to 2018.

      Vetyeka made his professional boxing debut against Lundi Mbozi at the age of 21 on January 11, 2002, defeating Mbozi via 4 round PTS. He went on to win 15 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 9 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 26 on May 3, 2007 after 16 professional fights, against Hozumi Hasegawa for the WBC title. He lost to Hasegawa via 12 round unanimous decision.

      Vetyeka had a total of four losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Thompson Mokwana on April 6, 2018. Vetyeka won the fight via 8th round KO. It's been 6 years, 2 months, and 15 days since this fight.


      Vetyeka had a total of three world-title fights, which includes winning zero world titles and one successful title defense. He won one of these fights and lost two.

      Title Wins

      Simpiwe Vetyeka He was elevated as world champion once, by WBA.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod

      Title Defenses

      Simpiwe Vetyeka had two featherweight world-title defense fights. He won once and lost 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 6, 2013Chris JohnFeatherweightWBA (Undisputed)RTD

      Title Losses

      Simpiwe Vetyeka lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      May 31, 2014Nonito DonaireFeatherweightWBA (Undisputed)TD


      Vetyeka fought a total of 34 times during his professional career, which includes 3 world-title fights at two weight divisions. These two fights are the highlight of his career.

      • May 3, 2007: In his first world-title fight, Simpiwe Vetyeka loses to Hozumi Hasegawa via 12 round unanimous decision. He was fighting for the WBC bantamweight title.

      • December 6, 2013: Vetyeka successfully defends the WBA (Undisputed) featherweight title against Chris John, winning the fight via 6th round RTD.


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