Mzonke Fana

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Mzonke Fana
Mzonke Fana in Espoo, 2013.jpg
Fana in Espoo (December 2013)
Statistics
Real name Mzonke Fana
Nickname(s) "Rose of Khayelitsha"
Weight(s) 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 44)
Cape Town, South Africa
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 51
Wins 38
Wins by KO 16
Losses 13
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.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
51 fights 38 wins 13 losses
By knockout 16 2
By decision 22 11
Draws 0
No contests 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
51 Loss 38–13 South Africa Thompson Mokwana UD 12 Jun 16, 2017 South Africa Turfontein Race Cource, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Lost South Africa lightweight title
50 Loss 38–12 Germany Howik Bebraham UD 8 Mar 4, 2017 Germany ASV Halle

Dachau, Bayern, Germany

49 Loss 38–11 Ghana Emmanuel Tagoe UD 12 Dec 2, 2016 Ghana Bukom Boxing Arena, Accra , Ghana For vacant IBO lightweight title
48 Loss 38–10 United Kingdom Terry Flanagan UD 12 Jul 16, 2016 United Kingdom Ice Arena Wales, Cardiff, Wales For WBO lightweight title
47 Win 38–9 South Africa Vusumzi Bokolo TKO 7 Mar 11, 2016 South Africa Orient Theatre, East London, South Africa Retained South Africa lightweight title
46 Win 37–9 South Africa Xolani Mcotheli RTD 8 (12) 3:00 Dec 18, 2015 South Africa Orient Theatre, East London, South Africa Retained South Africa lightweight title;
Won vacant WBO interim Africa lightweight title
45 Loss 36–9 Tunisia Hedi Slimani UD 12 Nov 11, 2015 Belgium Zwevezele, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium For vacant ABU lightweight title
44 Win 36–8 South Africa Sipho Taliwe PTS 12 Oct 16, 2015 South Africa Orient Theatre, East London, South Africa Won vacant South Africa lightweight title
43 Win 35–8 Tanzania Said Zungu UD 10 Oct 16, 2015 South Africa Graceland Hotel Casino

Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Won vacant WBF International Lightweight title
42 Loss 34–8 South Africa Xolisani Ndongeni MD 12 Jun 6, 2015 South Africa Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa For vacant WBA Pan African lightweight title
41 Win 34–7 South Africa Koos Sibiya SD 12 Mar 22, 2015 South Africa Mdantsane Indoor Centre, Mdantsane, Eastern Cape, South Africa Won vacant WBF Intercontinental Super Fetherweight title
40 Win 33–7 South Africa Themba Tshicila TKO 2 (12) Apr 26, 2014 South Africa Tsolo Junction Hall, Qumbu, Eastern Cape, South Africa Won vacant WBA Pan African Super Fetherweight title
39 Loss 32–7 Finland Edis Tatli UD 12 Dec 7, 2013 Finland Barona Areena, Espoo, Finland For WBA Intercontinental Lightweight title
38 Win 32–6 South Africa Takalani Ndlovu UD 12 Dec 7, 2013 South Africa Mdantsane Indoor Centre, Mdantsane,East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa Won vacant WBA Pan African Super Fetherweight title
37 Loss 31–6 Namibia Paulus Moses TKO 4 (12) Dec 7, 2013 Namibia Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek, Namibia For WBO International lightweight title
36 Loss 31–5 South Africa Sipho Taliwe UD 12 Sep 22, 2012 South Africa Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa For WBC International Super Fetherweight title
35 Win 31–4 South Africa Vuyani Masondo TKO 6 (8) Jun 23, 2012 South Africa New Way Sports Arena, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
34 Win 30–4 South Africa Cassius Baloyi UD 12 Sep 1, 2010 South Africa Carnival City, Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa Won vacant IBF Super Fetherweight title
33 Win 29–4 South Africa Jasper Seroka TKO 6 (12), 1:39 Jul 31, 2009 South Africa New Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa IBF Super Fetherweight title eliminator
32 Win 28–4 Philippines Victor Manon TKO 3 (8), 2:52 Aug 29, 2008 South Africa Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal, North-West, South Africa
31 Loss 27–4 South Africa Cassius Baloyi MD 12 Apr 12, 2008 South Africa North-West University Sports Complex, Mafikeng, North-West, South Africa Lost IBF Super Fetherweight title
30 Win 27–3 Argentina Javier Osvaldo Alvarez KO 9 (12), 1:05 Aug 31, 2007 South Africa James Motlatsi Hall, Klerksdorp, North-West, South Africa Retained IBF Super Fetherweight title
29 Win 26–3 South Africa Malcolm Klassen SD 12 Aug 31, 2007 South Africa Oliver Tambo Hall, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Won IBF Super Fetherweight title
28 Win 25–3 Argentina Roberto David Arrieta UD 12 Dec 8, 2006 South Africa New Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa IBF Super Fetherweight title eliminator
27 Win 24–3 Australia Jack Asis UD 10 Jun 30, 2006 South Africa New Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
26 Win 23–3 Philippines JR Sollano KO 4 (10), 2:59 Dec 9, 2005 South Africa Oliver Tambo Hall, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
25 Loss 22–3 Mexico Marco Antonio Barrera KO 2 (12), 1:48 Apr 9, 2005 United States Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas, U.S. For WBC super featherweight title
24 Win 22–2 Philippines Randy Suico SD 12 May 28, 2004 South Africa Orlando Community Center, Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa WBC Super Fetherweight title eliminator
23 Win 21–2 Argentina Cristian Sebastian Paz RTD 5 (10) 3:00 Feb 13, 2004 South Africa Oliver Thambo Hall, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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