Moruti Mthalane retains IBF flyweight title with decision win

May 13: Tokyo, Japan

Moruti Mthalane retained his IBF flyweight title with a points decision win in a very
entertaining fight. Challenger Masayuki Kuroda did good early but by the middle of
the fight, the class of the champion showed. The 36-year-old South African just did the
better, cleaner, and more damaging work overall. Judges Scorecards: 116-112, 116-112,
and 117-111

MORUTI MTHALANE

     
ALIAS: BABYFACE      
   
CURRENT IBF FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION     Total Fights 40
BORN: October 6 1982 (37)     Wins 38 (KO 25)
BIRTHPLACE: Gauteng, South Africa     Losses 2
HEIGHT: 1.66 m      
     

 

 

No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
40 Win 38-2 Masayuki Kuroda UD 12 13 May 2019 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan Retained IBF flyweight title
39 Win 37-2 Masahiro Sakamoto TKO 10 31 Dec 2018 Wynn Palace, Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR Retained IBF flyweight title
38 Win 36-2 Muhammad Waseem UD 12 15 Jul 2018 Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Won vacant IBF flyweight title
37 Win 35-2 Ardin Diale TKO 2 27 Oct 2017 Convention Centre, Mmabatho, South Africa
36 Win 34-2 Isaac Quaye TKO 2 24 Sep 2017 Ramosa Community Hall, Mohlakeng, South Africa
35 Win 33-2 Genisis Libranza KO 4 28 Apr 2017 Wembley Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, South Africa
34 Win 32-2 Renz Rosia TKO 9 15 Dec 2015 Olive Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa
33 Win 31-2 Odilon Zaleta UD 12 26 Oct 2014 International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa
32 Win 30-2 Jether Oliva SD 12 26 Oct 2014 International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa
31 Win 29-2 Ricardo Núñez TKO 8 1 Sep 2012 Roberto Durán Arena, Panama City, Panama Retained IBF flyweight title
30 Win 28-2 Andrea Sarritzu TKO 7 28 Oct 2011 PalaRockfeller, Cagliari, Italy Retained IBF flyweight title
29 Win 27-2 Johnriel Casimero TKO 5 26 Mar 2011 Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, South Africa Retained IBF flyweight title
28 Win 26-2 Zolani Tete TKO 5 1 Sep 2010 Carnival City, Brakpan, South Africa Retained IBF flyweight title
27 Win 25-2 Julio César Miranda UD 12 20 Nov 2009 Wembley Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, South Africa Won vacant IBF flyweight title
26 Win 24-2 Lehlohonolo Ramagole KO 3 18 Apr 2009 North-West University Sports Complex, Mafikeng, South Africa
25 Loss 23-2 Nonito Donaire TKO 6 1 Nov 2008 Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, USA IBF Title fight
24 Win 23-1 Hussein Hussein UD 12 5 Jul 2008 Jan Smuts Stadium, East London, South Africa
23 Win 22-1 Joel Kunene TKO 5 12 Apr 2008 North-West University Sports Complex, Mahikeng, South Africa
22 Win 21-1 Apol Suico TKO 1 29 Sep 2007 Park Station Concourse, Johannesburg, South Africa
21 Win 20-1 Xola Sifama TKO 5 16 Jun 2007 Jabulani Mall, Soweto, South Africa
20 Win 19-1 Zamumzi Xola TKO 3 1 Dec 2006 Orlando Communal Hall, Soweto, South Africa
19 Win 18-1 Akhona Aliva KO 6 11 Aug 2006 Orient Theatre, East London, South Africa
18 Win 17-1 Mbulelo Nyanda TKO 4 3 Sep 2005 Park Station Concourse, Johannesburg, South Africa
17 Win 16-1 Thembelani Maphuma KO 6 28 May 2005 Park Station Concourse, Johannesburg, South Africa
16 Win 15-1 Siphiwe Khumalo PTS 6 12 Mar 2005 Park Station Concourse, Johannesburg, South Africa
15 Loss 14-1 Nkqubela Gwazela TKO 10 24 Sep 2004 Graceland Hotel Casino, Secunda, South Africa
14 Win 14-0 Vincent Mogotsi TKO 7 26 Jun 2004 Park Station Concourse, Johannesburg, South Africa
13 Win 13-0 Joel Kunene PTS 6 12 Mar 2005 Park Station Concourse, Johannesburg, South Africa
12 Win 12-0 Thabo Tshehla TKO 3 24 Feb 2004 Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal, South Africa
11 Win 11-0 Piet Nkate TKO 3 28 Nov 2003 Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal, South Africa
10 Win 10-0 Siphiwe Khumalo TKO 5 30 Sep 2003 Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal, South Africa
9 Win 9-0 Mpumezi Mazantsi KO 1 15 Aug 2003 Inst. of Technology Hall, Durban, South Africa
8 Win 8-0 Nelson Sebobiso PTS 6 25 Jun 2003 Park Station Concourse, Johannesburg, South Africa
7 Win 7-0 Joel Kunene PTS 8 7 Dec 2002 The Arena, Durban, South Africa
6 Win 6-0 Nyiko Zitha TKO 3 13 Jul 2002 Town Hall, Giyani, South Africa
5 Win 5-0 Sibonelo Gumede PTS 4 14 Dec 2001 DLI Hall, Durban, South Africa
4 Win 4-0 Wiseman Mnguni TKO 3 8 Jul 2001 The Arena, Durban, South Africa
3 Win 3-0 Sibongakonke Mchunu PTS 4 27 Apr 2001 The Arena, Durban, South Africa
2 Win 2-0 Ishmael Mtshali PTS 4 21 Jan 2001 The Arena, Durban, South Africa
1 Win 1-0 Wiseman Mnguni KO 3 10 Dec 2000 The Arena, Durban, South Africa