Virgil Kalakoda - Professional Boxing Career

Professional Boxing Career

Virgil turned pro in 1996 at 18 years of age defeating Patrick Ngqoba by TKO on his debut in Cape Town. He went undefeated for his first seven professional bouts before suffering his first loss to Pascal Mtungu in 1997. In 2000 Virgil had his first professional title fight losing to Joseph Makaringe by tenth round TKO for the South African welterweight title. Virgil responded well to this setback winning his next thirteen fights between 2000 and 2003 and picked up the I.B.C. light middleweight world title and I.B.F. and W.B.N. intercontinental light middleweight titles. He suffered his first defeat in four years when he lost via split decision to fellow South African William Gare in a non title fight in Cape Town. After a win against Wahab Adebisi he decided to move into the world of kickboxing.

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