With a record of 30-4-0 (25 KO's) Joseph Makaringe born January 2nd 1975 was a orthodox boxer with a 10 year career as a professional lasting from May 1996 to November 21st, 2018. November 2018 was the last time Joseph Makaringe fought. He started his best winning streak on May 1996 however, this came to an end on July 2006. In this period he won a total of 15 fights.
Makaringe didn't take long to get comfortable in the pro game, becoming the first person to stop Edward Ramathape (a 1 fight pro) via TKO in the 2nd round. Following on from his debut, Makaringe continued his mostly successful career by fighting in a further 17 fights. In this time he fought Virgil Kalakoda, Lebowa Letsoalo and Tshepo Mashego to name just a few, fighting 2 times in 1996, 4 times in 1997 and 11 times between 1998 and 2001 in this period.
On August 19th, 2000, Makaringe took on and was defeated by Christian Bladt in his first career defeat meaning his career tally went to 14-1-0. Coming into the fight with high confidence Makaringe fought his next fight against Christian Bladt on August 19th, 2000. Unfortunately, Makaringe was outclassed and lost the decision on the judges scorecards taking his record to 14-1-0. Makaringe then went on to win again against Tshepo Mashego setting him up well for his next pro fight.
Makaringe went into his next fight against Jan piet Bergman on February 17th, 2001 with a career record of 15-2-0. Bergman proved to be the biggest challenge to date for Makaringe, Makaringe never really got going in the fight and Bergman handed Makaringe his first stoppage defeat in the 3rd round of a 10 rounder. 11 wins followed for Makaringe including being the 3rd person to stop Peter Malinga, 4th person to stop Sergio ernesto Acuna and 2nd person to stop Colin Mayisela.
Makaringe kept his losses at 2 by beating Welcome Ntshingila on April 29th, 2005. Ntshingila was stopped in the 6th round via TKO crowning Makaringe as the first person to stop this opponent.
Pushing his career further, Makaringe fought Philip Kotey on August 26th, 2005 adding to his winning record. Kotey was stopped in the 11th round via TKO crowning Makaringe as the first person to stop this opponent. 2 wins followed taking Makaringe's winning streak to 30 wins.
Makaringe went into his next fight against Alpaslan Aguzum on November 10th, 2006 with a career record of 30-3-0. There was nothing more Makaringe could have done on the night facing Aguzum. Aguzum put on a great performance to take the win over the 12 rounds.
Makaringe's next defeat of his career came against Isaac Hlatshwayo on May 12th, 2007. This was a disappointing end to Makaringe's career, losing to the better man in Hlatshwayo over a 12 round fight. This was the last time Makaringe fought.