Tenge Settles Ngubane Rivalry

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Tenge Settles Ngubane Rivalry

Noni Tenge remains the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Super Welterweight Champion after defeating long-time rival Mapule Ngubane by sixth round technical knockout on Sunday, August 25, at the Indoor Sports Centre in Mdantsane, East London, South Africa.

After two previous fights where Ngubane held her own in entertaining scraps before losing decisions, Tenge proved to be on another level in the third encounter, as she dominated the fight and eventually forced Ngubane to retire on her stool after round five.

This was the third successful defense of the WBF World title for Tenge, who, as one of the most accomplished South African female boxers, is also a former WBA World titlist at Super Welterweight, and WBF and IBF World Champion at Welterweight.

A pro since 2007, Noni “She Bee Stinging” Tenge improved her impressive record to 20-1-1 (11), while former South African national Middleweight title-holder Mapule Ngubane drops to a misleading 8-8-3 (1).