Mzonke Fana

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Mzonke Fana
Mzonke Fana in Espoo, 2013.jpg
Fana in Espoo (December 2013)
Statistics
Real nameMzonke Fana
Nickname(s)The Rose of Khayelitsha
Weight(s)
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Reach70 in (178 cm)
NationalitySouth Africa South African
Born (1973-10-29) 29 October 1973 (age 45)
Qumbu, South Africa
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights51
Wins38
Wins by KO16
Losses13

Mzonke Fana (born 29 October 1973 in Qumbu, Eastern Cape, South Africa) is a professional boxer who is a former 2 time International Boxing Federation champion.

Professional career[edit]

Super featherweight[edit]

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 Super featherweight title in 2007. Prior to that victory, he was knocked out on 9 April 2005 by future Hall of famer Marco Antonio Barrera in the second round for the WBC Super featherweight title in his first world title challenge.[1]

Lightweight[edit]

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 via unanimous decision. He fought Terry Flanagan for the WBO lightweight title were he would go on to lose via unanimous decision.[2]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
51 fights 38 wins 13 losses
By knockout 16 2
By decision 22 11
Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
Loss 38-13 South Africa Thompson Mokwana UD 12 (12) 2017-06-16 South Africa Turfontein Race Cource, Johannesburg Lost South African Lightweight Title
Loss 38-12 Germany Howik Bebraham UD 8 (8) 2017-03-04 Germany ASV Halle, Dachau
Loss 38-11 Ghana Emmanuel Tagoe UD 12 (12) 2016-12-02 Ghana Bukom Boxing Arena, Accra For vacant IBO Lightweight Title
Loss 38-10 United Kingdom Terry Flanagan UD 12 (12) 2016-07-16 United Kingdom Ice Arena Wales, Cardiff For WBO Lightweight Title
Win 38-9 South Africa Vusumzi Bokolo TKO 7 (12) 2016-03-11 South Africa Orient Theatre, East London Retained South African Lightweight Title
Win 37-9 South Africa Xolani Mcotheli RTD 8 (12) 2015-12-18 South Africa Orient Theatre, East London
Loss 36-9 Tunisia Hedi Slimani UD 12 (12) 2015-11-11 Belgium Zwevezele For vacant ABU Lightweight Title
Win 36-8 South Africa Sipho Taliwe PTS 12 (12) 2015-10-16 South Africa Orient Theatre, East London Won vacant South African Lightweight Title
Win 35-8 Tanzania Said Zungu UD 10 (10) 2015-08-28 South Africa Graceland Hotel Casino, Secunda Won vacant WBF International Lightweight Title
Loss 34-8 South Africa Xolisani Ndongeni MD 12 (12) 2015-06-06 South Africa Emperors Palace, Kempton Park For vacant WBA Pan African Lightweight Title
Win 34-7 South Africa Koos Sibiya SD 12 (12) 2015-03-22 South Africa Mdantsane Indoor Centre, Mdantsane
Win 33-7 South Africa Themba Tshicila TKO 2 (12) 2014-04-26 South Africa Tsolo Junction Hall, Qumbu
Loss 32-7 Finland Edis Tatli UD 12 (12) 2013-12-07 Finland Espoo Metro Areena, Espoo Won WBA Inter-Continental Lightweight Title
Win 32-6 South Africa Takalani Ndlovu UD 12 (12) 2013-09-21 South Africa Mdantsane Indoor Centre, Mdantsane Won WBA Pan African Super Featherweight Title
Loss 31-6 Namibia Paulus Moses TKO 4 (12) 2013-03-02 Namibia Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek For WBO International Lightweight Title
Loss 31-5 South Africa Sipho Taliwe UD 12 (12) 2012-09-22 South Africa Emperors Palace, Kempton Park For WBC International Super Featherweight Title
Win 31-4 South Africa Vuyani Masondo TKO 6 (8) 2012-06-23 South Africa New Way Sports Arena, Khayelitsha, Cape Town
Win 30-4 South Africa Cassius Baloyi UD 12 (12) 2010-09-01 South Africa Carnival City, Brakpan Won vacant IBF Super Featherweight Title
Win 29-4 South Africa Jasper Seroka TKO 6 (12) 2009-07-31 South Africa Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg
Win 28-4 Philippines Victor Manon TKO 3 (8) 2008-08-29 South Africa Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal
Loss 27-4 South Africa Cassius Baloyi MD 12 (12) 2008-04-12 South Africa North-West University Sports Complex, Mafikeng Lost IBF Super Featherweight Title
Win 27-3 Argentina Javier Osvaldo Alvarez KO 9 (12) 2007-08-31 South Africa James Motlatsi Hall, Klerksdorp Retained IBF Super Featherweight Title
Win 26-3 South Africa Malcolm Klassen SD 12 (12) 2007-04-20 South Africa Oliver Tambo Hall, Khayelitsha, Cape Town Won IBF Super Featherweight Title
Win 25-3 Argentina Roberto David Arrieta UD 12 (12) 2006-12-08 South Africa Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg
Win 24-3 Philippines Jack Asis UD 10 (10) 2006-06-30 South Africa Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg
Win 23-3 Philippines JR Sollano KO 4 (10) 2005-12-09 South Africa Oliver Tambo Sport Centre, Khayelitsha
Loss 22-3 Mexico Marco Antonio Barrera KO 2 (12) 2005-04-09 United States Don Haskins Center, El Paso For WBC Super Featherweight Title
Win 22-2 Philippines Randy Suico SD 12 (12) 2004-05-28 South Africa Orlando Community Center, Soweto
Win 21-2 Argentina Cristian Sebastian Paz RTD 5 (10) 2004-02-13 South Africa Oliver Thambo Hall, Khayelitsha, Cape Town
Win 20-2 South Africa Elvis Makama UD 12 (12) 2003-10-03 South Africa Oliver Thambo Hall, Khayelitsha, Cape Town Retained WBC International Super Featherweight Title
Win 19-2 Ukraine Yuriy Voronin UD 10 (10) 2003-07-18 South Africa Oliver Thambo Hall, Khayelitsha, Cape Town
Win 18-2 Hungary László Bognár TKO 4 (12) 2003-04-25 South Africa Graceland Hotel Casino, Secunda Retained WBC International Super Featherweight Title
Win 17-2 South Africa Khululekile Sibeko KO 7 (12) 2003-01-24 South Africa Oliver Thambo Hall, Khayelitsha, Cape Town Retained South African Super Featherweight Title
Win 16-2 Ghana Eric Odumase TKO 10 (12) 2002-11-15 South Africa Graceland Hotel Casino, Secunda Retained WBC International Super Featherweight Title
Win 15-2 South Africa Ali Funeka UD 12 (12) 2002-07-12 South Africa Oliver Thambo Hall, Khayelitsha, Cape Town Retained South African Super Featherweight Title
Win 14-2 South Africa Patrick Malinga TKO 2 (12) 2001-11-16 South Africa Oliver Thambo Hall, Khayelitsha, Cape Town Won WBC International Super Featherweight Title
Win 13-2 South Africa Wiseman Jim KO 12 (12) 2001-04-01 South Africa Oliver Thambo Hall, Khayelitsha, Cape Town Retained South African Super Featherweight Title
Win 12-2 South Africa Irvin Buhlalu UD 12 (12) 2000-08-06 South Africa Oliver Thambo Hall, Khayelitsha, Cape Town Retained South African Super Featherweight Title
Win 11-2 South Africa Irvin Buhlalu UD 12 (12) 2000-02-06 South Africa Oliver Thambo Hall, Khayelitsha, Cape Town Retained South African Super Featherweight Title
Loss 10-2 United Kingdom Dean Pithie UD 12 (12) 1999-12-14 United Kingdom Ryton Sports Connexion, Coventry For WBC International Super Featherweight Title
Win 10-1 South Africa Sakhumzi Magxwalisa PTS 12 (12) 1999-07-25 South Africa New Way Hall, Khayelitsha, Cape Town Retained South African Super Featherweight Title
Win 9-1 South Africa Matthews Zulu PTS 12 (12) 1999-03-14 South Africa New Way Hall, Khayelitsha, Cape Town Won vacant South African Super Featherweight Title
Loss 8-1 South Africa Mkhuseli Kondile SD 12 (12) 1997-11-09 South Africa Wynberg Military Sports Centre, Cape Town For South African Super Featherweight Title
Win 8-0 South Africa Madose Ngozi TKO 5 (8) 1996-08-25 South Africa Mdantsane Indoor Centre, East London
Win 7-0 South Africa Vusumzi Saule PTS 6 (6) 1996-07-21 South Africa Wynberg Military Sports Centre, Cape Town
Win 6-0 South Africa Abram Mlandu PTS 6 (6) 1996-05-12 South Africa Kimberley by Night Hotel, Kimberley
Win 5-0 South Africa Nkosana Tywakadi TKO 2 (6) 1995-09-09 South Africa Mfuleni Hall, Khayalitsha, Cape Town
Win 4-0 South Africa Luvuyo Mngambi PTS 6 (6) 1995-05-21 South Africa Lentegeur Civic Centre, Cape Town
Win 3-0 South Africa Thamsanqa Majaja PTS 4 (4) 1994-10-23 South Africa Goodwood Showgrounds, Cape Town
Win 2-0 South Africa Nkosana Tywakadi PTS 4 (4) 1994-05-15 South Africa Langa Civic Hall, Cape Town
Win 1-0 South Africa Siyabulela Manikevane PTS 4 (4) 1994-03-06 South Africa Transnet Civic Hall, Philippi, Cape Town Professional debut

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barrera eases to Fana knockout". BBC. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  2. ^ "Terry Flanagan outpoints Mzonke Fana to retain world title". Sky sports. Retrieved 2018-05-08.

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Malcolm Klassen
IBF super–featherweight champion
20 April 2007 – 12 April 2008
Succeeded by
Cassius Baloyi
Vacant
Title last held by
Robert Guerrero
IBF super–featherweight champion
1 September 2010 – 2011
Stripped
Vacant
Title next held by
Juan Carlos Salgado