Mthalane vs Mama Info
Moruti Mthalane is set to face Jayson Mama on Sunday 20th December 2020 at Olive Convention Centre in KwaZulu-Natal.
The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds in the Flyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 112 pounds (8 stone or 50.8 KG).
This contest is for the IBF flyweight championship of the world.
Mthalane will be making his 4th defence of the IBF World Flyweight Championship. He won this belt against Muhammad Waseem in July 2018. He had held this belt for 2 years 4 months and 17 days.
Mthalane vs Mama stats
Moruti Mthalane steps into the ring with a record of 39 wins and 2 loses, 26 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jayson Mama will make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 15 wins, with 8 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Mthalane has advantage in power over Mama, with a 67% knock out percentage over Mama's 53%.
Moruti Mthalane is the older man by 15 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 the more experienced professional fighter, having had 26 more fights, and made his debut in 2000, 15 years and 2 months earlier than Mama, who’s first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought 169 more professional rounds, 248 to Mama's 79.
Moruti Mthalane goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the RING in the 112lb division.
Jayson Mama is currently ranked number 3 by the IBF in the 112lb division.
Mthalane vs Mama form
Mthalane has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he 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.
Previous to that, he had defeated 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 beat 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 won against Muhammad Waseem on 15th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Flyweight championship fight at Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
He had beat Genisis Libranza on 28th April 2017 by knockout in the 4th round at South Africa, Cape Town, United States.
Mthalane's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years 7 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
What time does Mthalane vs Mama start?
The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm UTC at Olive Convention Centre, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, which is 5:00 pm EST or 2:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 pm GMT in the UK.