World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Super Welterweight Champion Noni Tenge, 19-1-1 (10), will make the third defense of her title on Sunday August 25 at the Indoor Sports Centre in the Mdantsane township of East London, South Africa.
She will be going over familiar ground, as her opponent will be compatriot rival Mapule Ngubane, 8-7-3 (1), who is aiming to make it third time lucky against Tenge, after losing twice on points in entertaining previous encounters.
Tenge, who has been operating at world level for almost ten years, won the WBF International and World Welterweight titles in 2009, and made two defences of the WBF world championship in 2010 before adding the IBF world title in 2011.
In 2012 she suffered her sole defeat, when American Layla McCarter defeated her in a bid to win the WBA World Super Welterweight crown, but in 2012 she picked up the Interim WBA World Welterweight title, before returning to Super Welterweight in 2015 to win her second WBF World title.
Nicknamed “She Bee Stinging”, Tenge is perhaps the most underrated current world champion at Super Welterweight, and many believe she only needs the right opportunity to prove that she can beat all her counterparts on the world scene.
But first she has to get by Ngubane again, and she will know that, based on their previous bouts, it is likely going to be a hard nights work against a foe with a deceivingly mediocre record. However, its a chance to make a statement by winning in more impressive fashion this time around.