VS
Apr 30 2021
Friday

York Hall, London, United Kingdom

12 round contest @ Flyweight
39-2-0
UD 12

Score cards

  • 111-118
  • 113-115
  • 108-120
UD 12
15-0-0

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Belts on The Line

Vacant IBF World Flyweight Championship

The tape

38
Age
25
5' 5" / 166 cm
Height
5' 3" / 160 cm
66.5" / 169 cm
Reach
59.8" / 152 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

TKOUDTKOUDTKO
Form
UDUDUDUDTKO
39
Wins
15
26
By KO
4
67
KO%
27
2
Loses
0
0
Draws
0
2000
Debut
2016

Tape rankings @ Flyweight

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The Ring
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Moruti Mthalane vs Sunny Edwards report


Who won Mthalane vs Edwards?

Sunny Edwards beat Moruti Mthalane by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Friday, April 30th, 2021, at York Hall, London.

The scorecards were announced as 118-111, 115-113, 120-108 in favor of winner Sunny Edwards.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 112 pounds (8 stone or 50.8 kg).

This contest was for the vacant IBF flyweight championship of the world.

Also on the undercard Michael Conlan was victorious over Ionut Baluta, and Troy Williamson beat Kieran Smith.

Mthalane vs Edwards stats

Back in April 2021, Moruti Mthalane stepped into the ring with a record of 39 wins, 2 losses, and 0 draws, 26 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Sunny Edwards made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 15 wins and 0 draws, with 4 of those by knockout.

The stats suggested Mthalane had a massive power advantage over Edwards, boasting a 67% knockout percentage compared to Edwards' 27%.

Moruti Mthalane was the older man by 13 years, at 38 years old.

Mthalane had a height advantage of 2 inches over Edwards. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.

Both Moruti Mthalane and Sunny Edwards fought out of an orthodox stance.

Mthalane was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 26 more fights, and made his debut in 2000, 15 years and 9 months earlier than Edwards, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 90 more professional rounds, totaling 260 compared to Edwards' 170.

Mthalane vs Edwards form

Mthalane had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beaten Akira Yaegashi on December 23, 2019, by technical knockout in the 9th round in their IBF World Flyweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.

Prior to that, he had beaten Masayuki Kuroda on May 13, 2019, by unanimous decision in their IBF World Flyweight championship fight at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.

Going into that contest, he had won against Masahiro Sakamoto on December 31, 2018, by technical knockout in the 10th round in their IBF World Flyweight championship fight at Wynn Palace Cotai, Macao, China.

Before that, he had beaten Muhammad Waseem on July 15, 2018, by unanimous decision in their IBF World Flyweight championship fight at Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

He had defeated Genisis Libranza on April 28, 2017, by knockout in the 4th round at South Africa, Cape Town, United States.

Sunny Edwards had beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Thomas Essomba on August 29, 2020, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at BT Sport Studio, London, United Kingdom.

Prior to that, he had won against Marcel Braithwaite on December 21, 2019, by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Super Flyweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Hugo Rosendo Guarneros on September 14, 2019, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at York Hall, London.

Before that, he had beaten Hiram Gallardo on July 13, 2019, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at O2 Arena, London.

He had won against Junior Granados on December 15, 2018, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Brentwood Centre, Essex.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Sunny Edwards had been fighting more than Moruti Mthalane.

Going into this contest, Moruti Mthalane had last fought 1 year, 4 months and 7 days ago, while Sunny Edwards' last outing had been 8 months and 1 day ago.

Mthalane's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 2 days, which means he had been fighting approximately every 9 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.

Edwards' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 54 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.8 rounds on average.

What time did Mthalane vs Edwards start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at York Hall, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.

Who broadcast Mthalane vs Edwards?

The ESPN+ show began at 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST. The BT Sport 1 broadcast of the card started at 7:00 PM (BST).

What were the odds on Mthalane vs Edwards?

Moruti Mthalane was a 67/100 (-150) favorite going into the contest, while Sunny Edwards made his way into the ring at 6/5 (+120) with oddsmakers.

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Result

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Mthalane

Sunny

Edwards

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Round 1

Mthalane
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Edwards
Fight Finished Early

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Moruti Mthalane

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108

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