(June 29, 2022) – Two World Boxing Federation (WBF) championship fights will headline at the Steve Tshwete Banquet Hall in Middelburg, South Africa on Friday July 8.
In a fight for the vacant WBF Womens World Super Bantamweight title, Matshidiso Mokebisi fights undefeated Katie Healey from England.
Former WBF International Bantamweight and Super Bantamweight champion Mokebisi enters the fight at 15-9-1 (5), and has a clear advantage in experience over Healey, 4-0 (0), who takes part in her first title fight but is considered a major talent.
In the co-featured bout, WBF Intercontinental Super Bantamweight ruler Thato “Captain Charisma” Bonokoane, 12-5-3 (8), makes his second defense against Filipino southpaw Jhaleel Payao, 17-1 (9).
Bonokoane last defended the title in April with a unanimous decision over former IBF and WBA regional titlist Innocent Mantengu, and in former WBC Youth World Champion Payao he will be in with another dangerous challenger.
Televised live in South Africa by SABC Sport, the WBF doubleheader will be promoted by J4Joy Boxing Promotions.