Kaizer Mabuza

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Kaizer Mabuza
Nickname(s) The Animal
Rated at Light welterweight
Nationality South African
Born (1980-01-01) 1 January 1980 (age 37)
Temba, Gauteng, South Africa
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 44
Wins 26
Wins by KO 15
Losses 15
Draws 3

Kaizer Mabuza (born 1 January 1980) is a South African professional boxer and former IBO super lightweight champion.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Kaizer Mabuza made his debut at lightweight and lost by TKO of the first round to future world champion, and fellow country man Isaac Hlatshwayo, who was also making his debut on 15 February 2000.[2] He went on to win his next 9 fights 4 of them knockout. At a shot of redemption he fought again Isaac Hlatshwayo for his South African Lightweight title this time losing a twelve round unanimous decision.

Mabuza most recent fight came on 27 February 2010 in an IBF elimination bout against American Kendall Holt. Holt was a heavy favorite to win the fight, but took a severe beating from Mabuza and failed to come out of his corner for the sixth round.[3]

On 5 March 2011 Mabuza lost via 7th round TKO to Zab Judah in a fight for the vacant IBF light welterweight championship.

Professional boxing record (incomplete)[edit]

25 Wins (15 knockouts), 12 Losses (4 knockouts, 8 decisions) 3 Draws
Res. Opponent Type Rd Date Location Notes
Loss South Africa Zolani Marali SD 12 2014-07-18 South Africa International Convention Centre, Eastern Cape, South Africa For WBF Light Welterweight title.
Loss Russia David Avanesyan UD 12 2014-04-18 Russia Basket-Hall, Krasnodar, Russia For WBC Baltic Welterweight title.
Loss Namibia Bethuel Ushona UD 12 2013-10-05 Namibia Ramatex Factory, Windhoek, Namibia For WBO African Welterweight title.
Win South Africa Isaac Hlatshwayo UD 8 2013-03-02 South Africa Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg, South Africa
Loss Russia Khabib Allakhverdiev KO 4 (12) 2012-06-20 Russia CSKA Moscow, Moscow, Russia Lost IBO Light Welterweight title.
Win Australia Steven Wills TKO 6 (12) 2012-03-03 South Africa Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa Won vacant IBO Light Welterweight title.
Loss South Africa Chris van Heerden UD 12 2011-09-24 South Africa Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa For vacant IBO Welterweight title.
Loss United States Zab Judah TKO 7 (12) 2011-03-05 United States Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, South Africa For vacant IBF Light Welterweight title.
Win United States Kendall Holt RTD 6 (12) 2010-02-27 United States Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States IBF Light Welterweight title Eliminator.
Win Ukraine Serhiy Fedchenko MD 12 2009-09-17 Ukraine Sportpalace Meteor, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine Won IBF Inter-Continental Light Welterweight title.
Win South Africa Thulani Mkhwanazi TKO 3 (12) 2009-07-31 South Africa Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Retained South African Light Welterweight title.
Win South Africa Samuel Malinga MD 12 2008-10-10 South Africa Bloemfontein City Hall, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa Retained WBA Pan African Light Welterweight title.
Won South African Light Welterweight title.
Win Namibia Jason Naule KO 3 (12) 2008-08-16 Namibia Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek, Namibia Retained WBA Pan African Light Welterweight title.
Win South Africa Ephraim Swandle TKO 2 (6) 2008-06-20 South Africa Carousel Hotel & Casino, Temba, North-West, South Africa
Win Namibia Jason Naule TKO 11 (12) 2008-03-20 Namibia Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek, Namibia Won WBA Pan African Light Welterweight title.
Draw South Africa Anthony Tshehla PTS 6 2008-02-01 South Africa Graceland Casino, Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Preceded by
Manny Pacquiao
IBO super lightweight champion
3 March 2012 – 20 June 2012
Succeeded by
Khabib Allakhverdiyev


  1. ^ Professional boxing record for Kaizer Mabuza from BoxRec. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  2. ^ Idec, Keith (2010-03-06). "Kaizer Mabuza's Hunger Was Enough To Pull Him Through". BoxingScene. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 
  3. ^ Vester, Mark (2010-02-27). "Kaizer Mabuza Knocks Out Kendall Holt in Six Rounds". BoxingScene. Retrieved 2010-10-16.