Mzonke Fana

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Mzonke Fana
Mzonke Fana in Espoo, 2013.jpg
Fana in Espoo (December 2013)
Real name Mzonke Fana
Nickname(s) "Rose of Khayelitsha"
Rated at

Super featherweight

Light Weight
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Reach 178 cm (70 in)
Nationality South Africa South African
Born (1973-10-29) 29 October 1973 (age 41)
Cape Town, South Africa
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 40
Wins 33
Wins by KO 14
Losses 7
Draws 0
No contests 0

Mzonke Fana (born 29 October 1973 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a professional boxer in the junior lightweight (130 lb) division. Known as "The Rose of Khayelitsha", he was a virtual unknown in the boxing world until he challenged and defeated Malcolm Klassen for the IBF World Junior lightweight title in 2007. Prior to the victory, he was knocked out on 9 April 2005 by Marco Antonio Barrera in the second round for the WBC championship. He fought Paulus Moses for the WBO international lightweight title, but the fight stopped in the 4th round. On 7 December 2013 he fought upcoming fighter Edis Tatli for the WBA Inter-continental lightweight title at the Barona Areena in Espoo, Finland, but lost a decision.

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Preceded by
Malcolm Klassen
IBF Junior Lightweight Champion
20 April 2007 – 12 April 2008
Succeeded by
Cassius Baloyi
Title last held by
Robert Guerrero
IBF Junior Lightweight Champion
1 September 2010 – 19 May 2011
Title next held by
Juan Carlos Salgado