After a debut fight on February 2001, Zolani Marali (age 42) has now built a record of 24 wins, 6 losses, 0 draws over a 30 fight career so far. The longest win streak that Marali has ever recorded was between February 2001 and July 2003 when it totaled 12 wins. Marali's longest KO streak is 7 fights long.
In a memorable debut Marali gained a TKO win against Andile Sota in a 6 round contest, becoming the 7th person to stop Sota. Marali's rise in boxing continued with 15 fights against fighters such as Bonani Hlwatika, Zuko Mtyongwe and Pastor humberto Maurin. He had a mixed start to his career but mostly successful so far.
On April 5th, 2003, Marali was in action again beating Zuko Mtyongwe taking his win streak to 11 wins. Marali was the first person to stop Zuko Mtyongwe and he did it in the 1st round via KO. Marali then went on to win again against Pastor humberto Maurin setting him up well for his next pro fight.
On May 22nd, 2004, Marali took on and was defeated by Thomas Mashaba in his first career defeat meaning his career tally went to 12-1-0. Thomas Mashaba became the first person to stop Marali. The win came via RTD in the 8th round of a 12 round bout. Marali then went on to win a further 9 fights taking his record to 20 wins, 2 losses and 0 draw.
Taking a knock to his career, Marali fought and was defeated by Ji-hoon Kim on September 12th, 2009 taking his record to 20-3-0. Kim upset Marali in a 12 round fight, stopping him in the 9th round and becoming only the 2nd person to stop Marali.
Marali went into his next fight against Mlungisi Dlamini on October 31st, 2009 with a career record of 20-4-0. Dlamini upset Marali, stopping him in the 4th round and becoming only the 3rd person to stop Marali. 4 wins followed where Marali went on to fight Mzolisi Yoyo, Kgotla Baeti and Ali Funeka amongst others, prolonging his win streak.
Marali went into his next career fight with a record of 23-5-0 and took this to 24 wins with a win against Kaizer Mabuza on July 18th, 2014. Marali was the 12th person to beat Kaizer Mabuza where he showed his talent as a technical boxer, beating him over 12 rounds in his 29th professional fight.
Marali went into his next fight against Julius Indongo on October 3rd, 2015 with a career record of 24 wins. This latest challenge for Marali proved to be too much for him, taking a UD loss to the better technical fighter over the 12 rounds and leaving Marali wondering which direction his career will head next.