International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa
Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Mthalane vs Zaleta?
Moruti Mthalane beat Odilon Zaleta by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Sunday 26th October 2014 at International Convention Centre in Durban.
The scorecards were announced as 116-112, 117-111, 117-111 in favor of winner Moruti Mthalane.
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 Zaleta stats
Moruti Mthalane stepped into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Odilon Zaleta made his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Mthalane had advantage in power over Zaleta, with a 67% knock out percentage over Zaleta's 53%.
Moruti Mthalane was the older man by 2 years, at 39 years old.
Mthalane had a height advantage of 1 inch over Zaleta. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Both Moruti Mthalane & Odilon Zaleta fought out of an orthodox stance.
Mthalane was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2000, 8 years and 8 months earlier than Zaleta, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 134 more professional rounds, 260 to Zaleta's 126.
Mthalane's last 3 fights had come over a period of 10 years, 9 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 years, 7 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Mthalane vs Zaleta?
Moruti Mthalane was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Odilon Zaleta made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.