Moruti Mthalane

by MKhanal 23 Apr,2021
Moruti Mthalane
Body Stats
Height 5 Feet 6 Inch
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Moruti Mthalane
  • Birth Place Gauteng
  • Father Michael Mthalane
  • Mother Rita Mthalane
  • Net Worth $2 Million
  • Nationality South African
  • Ethnicity Black
  • Profession Boxer
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Thando
  • Children Lwazi
  • Religion Christian

Moruti Mthalane is a well-known South African professional boxer. He has been fighting in professional boxing matches for more than two decades. Moruti started his professional career in 2000. Mthalane is a two-time IBF flyweight champion. He held the titles from 2009 until 2014 and then after 2018 to date. 

Moruti Mthalane was born on October 6, 1982, in Gauteng, South Africa. He is among the seven children born to Rita Mthalane and her husband, Michael. His father was a taxi owner and drove a taxi for his living, and his mother was a dressmaker. His father passed away when He was fifteen. Moruti holds South African nationality. Moruti fights under the Flyweight division. Mthalane stands five feet and six inches tall and weighs 51 kgs. 

Moruti Mthalane: Two Times IBF Flyweight Champion

Moruti made his professional debut in December 2000 against Wiseman Mnguni. He won the match in the third round via a KO. In the following year, The fighter fought in four games and won all of them. Until 2004, Moruti fought in fourteen matches and won all of them. 

CAPTION: Moruti is yet to lose a single match for almost a decade SOURCE: World Boxing News

In September 2004, Moruti fought for a title against Nkqubela Gwazela. However, He lost his first professional game and the title in the tenth round via TKO. In 2006, The fighter got another chance for the South African flyweight title and won the sixth round via KO against Akona Aliva. He retained his title in the next two matches. In 2007, Moruti won his second title of vacant International flyweight title against Apol Suico

In 2008, Mthalane lost his IBF and IBO flyweight title match against Nonita Donaire. In November, He won his first IBF flyweight title against Julio Cesar Miranda. The fighter retained his title in more than five matches until 2012 and won the vacant IBO flyweight title in 2014 against Jether Olivia. Since then, He has not lost a single game and has retained his titles in more than a dozen games.

In 2018, Moruti won his last title of vacant IBF flyweight title. The fighter is set to make a comeback and retain his IBF flyweight title against Sunny Edwards on April 30, 2021

Net Worth in Millions

Moruti has an estimated net worth of more than $2 Million. The South African boxer has been fighting in the professional boxing ring for more than two decades, and the average salary of a professional boxer is more than $40,000. He has not lost a single game for more than a decade. Moruti earned more than $100,000 from his match against Jestha Oliver in 2015. 

Father of a son

Yes, You read that right. Moruti is a married man living a happy married life along with his wife and their son. Mthalane tied his wedding knot with his longtime girlfriend, Thando, in the early 2010s. Shortly after the wedding, the duo welcomed their first child, a son. Lwazi in 2012. 

The South African boxer is very much private about his personal life. Unlike other boxers, he does not show much presence in the media and has successfully kept them away from the spotlight. 

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