• Mon, Dec 23, 2019
Moruti Mthalane vs. Akira Yaegashi

 Note

Arena, date and time can change.

On Monday, December 23 at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan Moruti «Babyface» Mthalane will meet Akira Yaegashi for IBF title in a 12-round flyweight bout.

Moruti Mthalane
Moruti Mthalane
Babyface
Akira Yaegashi
Akira Yaegashi
Country South AfricaSouth Africa
Gauteng, South Africa
JapanJapan
Kitakami, Iwate, Japan
Age 37 years 36 years
Pro 19 years 14 years
Height 5′ 2½″ (159 cm) 5′ 3″ (160 cm)
Reach 64½″ (164 cm) 65″ (165 cm)
Division flyweight
(112 lbs / 50,8 kg)
super flyweight
(115 lbs / 52,16 kg)
Stance

orthodox

orthodox
Titles
IBF (flyweight)
-
Record 38 - 2 - 0
(25 KOs)
28 - 6 - 0
(16 KOs)
KOs 65% 57%
Inactive 224 days 259 days
Advant.
Moruti Mthalane won by technical knockout (TKO).

Date and Time

The fight night will begin on Monday, December 23 at 7:00 p.m..

Arena

The fight will be held at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.

Mthalane vs. Yaegashi Fight Promo

Moruti «Babyface» Mthalane

Moruti «Babyface» Mthalane

Moruti Mthalane is a South African boxer.
As a professional athlete, Mthalane has been performing for 19 years.

Moruti was born in Gauteng, South Africa, on October 6, 1982.
He currently resides in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Last fight

The last fight of Moruti Mthalane took place on May 13, 2019 against Masayuki KurodaMasayuki Kuroda.
Mthalane won by unanimous decision (UD).

First world title

On November 20, 2009 Moruti Mthalane became the IBF flyweight champion in a fight for the vacant title.

Boxing record

  • Total fights: 40
  • Wins: 38
  • Wins by KO: 25
  • Wins by dec: 13
  • Losses: 2
  • Losses by KO: 2
  • Losses by dec: 0
  • Draws: 0

Professional career

How many fights did Moruti Mthalane have?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2021-04-30 Sunny Edwards
(15 - 0 - 0)
Loss
UD
IBF World Flyweight Title
2019-12-23 Akira Yaegashi
(28 - 6 - 0)
Win
TKO
IBF World Flyweight Title
2019-05-13 Masayuki Kuroda
(30 - 7 - 3)
Win
UD
IBF World Flyweight Title
2018-12-31 Masahiro Sakamoto
(13 - 1 - 0)
Win
TKO
IBF World Flyweight Title
2018-07-15 Muhammad Waseem
(8 - 0 - 0)
Win
UD
vacant IBF World Flyweight Title
2017-10-27 Ardin Diale
(33 - 11 - 4)
Win
TKO
vacant IBF International Flyweight Title
2017-09-24 Isaac Quaye
(30 - 12 - 1)
Win
TKO
2017-04-28 Genisis Libranza
(11 - 0 - 0)
Win
KO
IBO World Flyweight Title
2015-12-12 Renz Rosia
(12 - 3 - 0)
Win
TKO
IBO World Flyweight Title
2014-10-26 Odilon Zaleta
(15 - 4 - 0)
Win
UD
IBO World Flyweight Title
2014-03-15 Jether Oliva
(20 - 1 - 2)
Win
SD
vacant IBO World Flyweight Title
2012-09-01 Ricardo Nunez
(24 - 2 - 0)
Win
TKO
IBF World Flyweight Title
2011-10-28 Andrea Sarritzu
(32 - 4 - 4)
Win
TKO
IBF World Flyweight Title
2011-03-26 John Riel Casimero
(14 - 1 - 0)
Win
TKO
IBF World Flyweight Title
2010-09-01 Zolani Tete
(13 - 0 - 0)
Win
TKO
IBF World Flyweight Title
2009-11-20 Julio Cesar Miranda
(30 - 4 - 1)
Win
UD
vacant IBF World Flyweight Title
2009-04-18 Lehlohonolo Ramagole
(9 - 2 - 0)
Win
KO
South African Flyweight Title
2008-11-01 Nonito Donaire
(19 - 1 - 0)
Loss
TKO
IBF World Flyweight Title
IBO World Flyweight Title
2008-07-05 Hussein Hussein
(31 - 4 - 0)
Win
UD
2008-04-12 Joel Kunene
(12 - 10 - 2)
Win
TKO
South African Flyweight Title
2007-09-29 Apol Suico
(9 - 1 - 0)
Win
TKO
vacant WBC International Flyweight Title
2007-06-16 Xola Sifama
(7 - 2 - 0)
Win
TKO
South African Flyweight Title
2006-12-01 Zamumzi Xola
(16 - 7 - 5)
Win
TKO
South African Flyweight Title
2006-08-11 Akhona Aliva
(12 - 2 - 1)
Win
KO
South African Flyweight Title
2005-09-03 Mbulelo Nyanda
(15 - 9 - 0)
Win
TKO
2005-05-28 Thembelani Maphuma
(10 - 2 - 2)
Win
KO
2005-03-12 Siphiwe Khumalo
(10 - 2 - 1)
Win
PTS
2004-09-24 Nkqubela Gwazela
(13 - 2 - 0)
Loss
TKO
vacant WBC International Flyweight Title
South African Flyweight Title
2004-06-26 Vincent Mogotsi
(6 - 6 - 2)
Win
TKO
2004-05-08 Joel Kunene
(6 - 4 - 1)
Win
PTS
2004-02-24 Thabo Tshehla
(6 - 4 - 0)
Win
TKO
2003-11-28 Piet Nkate
(6 - 6 - 3)
Win
TKO
2003-09-30 Siphiwe Khumalo
(8 - 0 - 1)
Win
TKO
2003-08-15 Mpumezi Mazantsi
(1 - 7 - 1)
Win
KO
2003-06-25 Nelson Sebobiso
(5 - 1 - 2)
Win
PTS
2002-12-07 Joel Kunene
(2 - 2 - 0)
Win
PTS
2002-07-13 Nyiko Zitha
(1 - 2 - 0)
Win
TKO
2001-12-14 Sibonelo Gumede
(4 - 2 - 1)
Win
PTS
2001-07-08 Wiseman Mnguni
(0 - 2 - 0)
Win
TKO
2001-04-27 Sibongakonke Mchunu
(2 - 1 - 1)
Win
PTS
2001-01-21 Ishmael Mtshali
(debut)
Win
PTS
2000-12-10 Wiseman Mnguni
(0 - 1 - 0)
Win
KO

All Moruti Mthalane's losses

Who all beat Moruti Mthalane?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2021-04-30 Sunny Edwards
(15 - 0 - 0)
Loss
UD
IBF World Flyweight Title
2008-11-01 Nonito Donaire
(19 - 1 - 0)
Loss
TKO
IBF World Flyweight Title
IBO World Flyweight Title
2004-09-24 Nkqubela Gwazela
(13 - 2 - 0)
Loss
TKO
vacant WBC International Flyweight Title
South African Flyweight Title

Moruti «Babyface» Mthalane Highlights

Akira Yaegashi

Akira Yaegashi

Akira Yaegashi is a Japanese boxer.
As a professional athlete, Yaegashi has been performing for 14 years.

Akira was born in Kitakami, Iwate, Japan, on February 25, 1983.
He currently resides in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.

Last fight

The last fight of Akira Yaegashi took place on April 8, 2019 against Sahaphap Bunop.
Yaegashi won by technical knockout (TKO).

First world title

On October 24, 2011 Akira Yaegashi became the WBA minimumweight champion.
The Japanese defeated world champion Somporn Seeta.

Boxing record

  • Total fights: 34
  • Wins: 28
  • Wins by KO: 16
  • Wins by dec: 12
  • Losses: 6
  • Losses by KO: 3
  • Losses by dec: 3
  • Draws: 0

Professional career

How many fights did Akira Yaegashi have?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2019-12-23 Moruti Mthalane Loss
TKO
IBF World Flyweight Title
2019-04-08 Sahaphap Bunop Win
TKO
2018-08-17 Hirofumi Mukai Win
TKO
2018-03-26 Frans Damur Palue Win
TKO
2017-05-21 Milan Melindo Loss
TKO
IBF World Light Flyweight Title
2016-12-30 Wittawas Basapean Win
TKO
IBF World Light Flyweight Title
2016-05-08 Martin Tecuapetla Win
SD
IBF World Light Flyweight Title
2015-12-29 Javier Mendoza Win
UD
IBF World Light Flyweight Title
2015-08-20 Said Fahdafi Win
KO
2015-05-01 Nathawut Keawkanya Win
TKO
2014-12-30 Pedro Guevara Loss
KO
vacant WBC World Light Flyweight Title
2014-09-05 Roman Gonzalez Loss
TKO
WBC World Flyweight Title
2014-04-06 Odilon Zaleta Win
KO
WBC World Flyweight Title
2013-12-06 Edgar Sosa Win
UD
WBC World Flyweight Title
2013-08-12 Oscar Blanquet Win
UD
WBC World Flyweight Title
2013-04-08 Toshiyuki Igarashi Win
UD
WBC World Flyweight Title
2013-01-05 Sooksan Chaichana Win
KO
2012-06-20 Kazuto Ioka Loss
UD
WBC World Minimumweight Title
WBA World Minimumweight Title
2011-10-24 Somporn Seeta Win
TKO
WBA World Minimumweight Title
2011-04-02 Norihito Tanaka Win
UD
Japanese Minimumweight Title
2010-05-01 Kosuke Takeichi Win
UD
Japanese Minimumweight Title
2009-09-05 Junichiro Kaneda Win
UD
Japanese Minimumweight Title
2009-06-21 Kenichi Horikawa Win
UD
vacant Japanese Minimumweight Title
2009-03-17 Wisaksil Wangek Win
TKO
2008-10-18 Takumi Suda Win
UD
2008-09-15 Jadsada Polyiam Win
TKO
2008-07-01 Masatate Tsuji Loss
MD
2008-04-30 Yasuhiro Hisada Win
UD
2007-06-04 Eagle Den Junlaphan Loss
UD
WBC World Minimumweight Title
2006-09-18 Phaiboon Chumthong Win
KO
OPBF Minimumweight Title
2006-04-03 Somsak Phokklang Win
KO
vacant OPBF Minimumweight Title
2005-12-05 Elmer Gejon Win
UD
2005-08-22 Danchai Sithsaithong Win
KO
2005-05-18 Poonsawat Eausampan Win
KO
2005-03-26 Tomoyoshi Nakayama Win
KO

All Akira Yaegashi's losses

Who all beat Akira Yaegashi?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2019-12-23 Moruti Mthalane Loss
TKO
IBF World Flyweight Title
2017-05-21 Milan Melindo Loss
TKO
IBF World Light Flyweight Title
2014-12-30 Pedro Guevara Loss
KO
vacant WBC World Light Flyweight Title
2014-09-05 Roman Gonzalez Loss
TKO
WBC World Flyweight Title
2012-06-20 Kazuto Ioka Loss
UD
WBC World Minimumweight Title
WBA World Minimumweight Title
2008-07-01 Masatate Tsuji Loss
MD
2007-06-04 Eagle Den Junlaphan Loss
UD
WBC World Minimumweight Title

Akira Yaegashi Highlights

Latest Odds

  • Mthalane to win: 1/4
  • Yaegashi to win: 3/1
  • Draw: 22/1

Prediction

Sergey Loktev
Who will win: Mthalane or Yaegashi?

Mthalane and Yaegashi are worthy opponents.
It is difficult to predict which of the boxers will win.

Nevertheless, I think that Moruti Mthalane will win by unanimous decision.

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