Mthalane vs Waseem Info
Moruti Mthalane beat Muhammad Waseem by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Sunday 15th July 2018 at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur.
The scorecards were announced as 116-110 in favor of winner Moruti Mthalane.
The fight took place over rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 112 pounds (8 stone or 50.8 KG).
This contest was for the IBF flyweight championship of the world.
Mthalane vs Waseem stats
Moruti Mthalane stepped into the ring with a record of 35 wins, 2 loses and draws, 24 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Muhammad Waseem made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 8 wins and draws, with 6 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Waseem had a slight advantage in power over Mthalane, with a 75% knock out percentage over Mthalane's 69%.
Moruti Mthalane was the older man by 5 years, at 37 years old.
Waseem had a height advantage of 1 inch over Mthalane. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Both Moruti Mthalane & Muhammad Waseem fought out of an orthodox stance.
Mthalane was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 29 more fights, and made his debut in 2000, 14 years and 9 months earlier than Waseem, who’s first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 179 more professional rounds, 248 to Waseem's 69.
Moruti Mthalane went into the fight ranked number 3 by the IBF in the 112lb division.
Muhammad Waseem was ranked number 5 by the IBF in the 112lb division.
Mthalane vs Waseem 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 beat Genisis Libranza on 28th April 2017 by knockout in the 4th round at South Africa, Cape Town, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Renz Rosia on 12th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Olive Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa.
Going into that contest, he had won against Odilon Zaleta on 26th October 2014 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at International Convention Centre, Durban.
Before that, he had beat Jether Oliva on 15th March 2014 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Durban International Convention Centre, Durban.
He had defeated Ricardo Nunez on 1st September 2012 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Flyweight championship fight at Arena Roberto Duran, Panama City, Panama.
Muhammad Waseem had beaten 1 of his last 1 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Jether Oliva on 17th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Millennium Hilton Hotel, Seoul, South Korea.
Mthalane's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years 7 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year 2 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
Waseem's last 1 fights had come over a period of , meaning he had been fighting on average every . In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.
What time did Mthalane vs Waseem start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 4:00 am UTC at Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which was 12:00 am EST or 9:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America, or 5:00 am BST in the UK.