Olive Convention Centre, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Current rankings @ Flyweight
When is Mthalane vs Mama?
Moruti Mthalane could face Jayson Mama in Summer 2021 at Olive Convention Centre in KwaZulu-Natal.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Flyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 112 pounds (8 stone or 50.8 KG).
Mthalane vs Mama stats
Moruti Mthalane would step into the ring with a record of 39 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 26 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jayson Mama would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 16 wins and 0 draws, with 9 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Mthalane would have advantage in power over Mama, with a 67% knock out percentage over Mama's 56%.
Moruti Mthalane is the older man by 14 years, at 38 years old.
Mthalane has a height advantage of 1 inch over Mama. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Moruti Mthalane & Jayson Mama fight out of an orthodox stance.
Mthalane is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 26 more fights, and made his debut in 2000, 15 years and 2 months earlier than Mama, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought 173 more professional rounds, 260 to Mama's 87.
Moruti Mthalane goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBC, 7 by the IBF and 5 by the RING at flyweight.
Jayson Mama is currently ranked number 9 by the WBO and 3 by the IBF in the 112lb division.
Mthalane vs Mama form
Mthalane has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Sunny Edwards on 30th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Flyweight championship fight at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Akira Yaegashi on 23rd December 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their IBF World Flyweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had beat Masayuki Kuroda on 13th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Flyweight championship fight at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
Before that, 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.
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.
Mthalane's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Mthalane vs Mama?
Jayson Mama is currently (+100) to win the contest outright, while you can get (+100) on Moruti Mthalane if you fancy the incredible upset.