According to his new promoter Thulani Magudulela "Baby Face" Mthalane will no longer travel to Thailand to defend his IBF flyweight title against Amnat Ruenroeng in Bangkok on January 24.
The decisions means Mthalane, who has made four title defences since 2009, will give up the title.
"He will relinquish the IBF title. We will make an announcement regarding the status of his upcoming fight at home," Magudulela told bdlive.co.za
"We are doing this to assist Mthalane, who has gone through a lot as a fighter earning peanuts. I have found a sponsor for Moruti and I can safely announce that he will be paid over R1m for his fight at home. Moruti remains the only world champion here, yet he is unable to fight at home."
January 13, 2014