South Africa, Cape Town, United States
Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Mthalane vs Libranza?
Moruti Mthalane beat Genisis Libranza by knockout in the 4th round on Friday 28th April 2017 at South Africa in Cape Town.
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).
Mthalane vs Libranza stats
Moruti Mthalane stepped into the ring with a record of 32 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Genisis Libranza made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 11 wins and 0 draws, with 8 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Libranza had a slight advantage in power over Mthalane, with a 73% knock out percentage over Mthalane's 66%.
Moruti Mthalane was the older man by 11 years, at 39 years old.
Both Moruti Mthalane & Genisis Libranza fought out of an orthodox stance.
Mthalane was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 23 more fights, and made his debut in 2000, 13 years and 1 month earlier than Libranza, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 156 more professional rounds, 260 to Libranza's 104.
Mthalane vs Libranza form
Mthalane had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Akira Yaegashi on 23rd December 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their IBF World Flyweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.
Previous to that, he had beat Masayuki Kuroda on 13th May 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 31st December 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 beat Muhammad Waseem on 15th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Flyweight championship fight at Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
He had defeated Genisis Libranza on 28th April 2017 by knockout in the 4th round at South Africa, Cape Town, United States.
Mthalane's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
What time did Mthalane vs Libranza start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM PST at South Africa, Cape Town, United States, which was around 5:00 AM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Mthalane vs Libranza?
Moruti Mthalane was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Genisis Libranza made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.