9.5.2019 03:23 pm
The veteran hasn’t had much to do in the past few years, but still can lay claim to be a local legend in his weight division.
South Africa’s Moruti Mthalane makes the second defence of his IBF flyweight belt in his second reign as champion, against Japan’s Masayuki Kuroda at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday.
Injury and an unfounded doping charge has only motivated the IBO cruiserweight to be stronger.
The versatile multiple champion experiences a tough night in Las Vegas against Devin Haney.
Zolani Tete (WBO) and Moruti Mthalane (IBF) are the only South Africa fighters to hold a belt from one of the major organisations.
Mthalane retained the IBF flyweight belt when Mashiro Sakamoto retired at the end of the tenth round with a badly swollen eye.
WBA light-flyweight champion Hekkie Budler and IBF flyweight champion Moruti Mthalane both have tough fights ahead of them.
The 30-year-old puts his cruiserweight title on the line this weekend against Tommy ‘Tommy Gun’ Oosthuizen.
The 32-year-old local minimumweight will probably be relieved about that verdict given that he didn’t look particularly comfortable anyway.
As undercard for the Tommy Oosthuizen-Thabiso Nchunu showdown, he’ll face an interesting opponent in former MMA fighter Wade Groth.
The retired welterweight legend claims he was ‘duped’ into agreeing to fight.
South Africa’s cruiserweight champion claims medication to treat his shoulder injury had caused the adverse finding.
The 26-year-old cruiserweight champion tested positive for a banned substance last month, the WBC has confirmed.
Former Transvaal middleweight champion Leo Simelane’s positive approach to life is an example to all who meet him
Zolani Tete is the latest exponent to take the world by storm.