Olive Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa
Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Mthalane vs Rosia?
Moruti Mthalane beat Renz Rosia by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 12th December 2015 at Olive Convention Centre in Durban.
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 Rosia stats
Moruti Mthalane stepped into the ring with a record of 31 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Renz Rosia made his way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Mthalane had advantage in power over Rosia, with a 65% knock out percentage over Rosia's 50%.
Moruti Mthalane was the older man by 5 years, at 39 years old.
Rosia had a height advantage of 1 inch over Mthalane.
Moruti Mthalane fought out of the orthodox stance, while Renz Rosia was a southpaw.
Mthalane was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 18 more fights, and made his debut in 2000, 5 years and 3 months earlier than Rosia, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 150 more professional rounds, 260 to Rosia's 110.
Mthalane vs Rosia 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 were the odds on Mthalane vs Rosia?
Moruti Mthalane was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Renz Rosia made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.