WORLD BOXING ASSOCIATION OCEANIA

WBA OCEANIA HONORARY PRESIDENT

Mr Gilberto Mendoza

WBA OCEANIA EXECUTIVE

President: Mr Francisco Martinez

Ratings Chairman & Treasurer : Mr Ferlin Marsh

International Co-Ordinator: Ms Lelagi Tavita

New Female Champ

New Zealand born fighter Cherneka Johnson became our newest female champion winning the vacant WBA Oceania Bantamweight title by UD over Gretel de Paz from Philippines. Local girl Johnson from Warnambool managed to stay composed against the aggressive de Paz and win 80-73 on two of the judges scorecards and 78-74 on the other. This was a very competitive fight which would more than enhance Cherneka’s fights in the future as the challenger was a worthy opponent and gave a good account of herself. Johnson has a big future and with a world ranking now beckoning, hopefully we will see this great talent fight for the ultimate prize in the not too distant future.

Promoter was Lynden Hoskings from Hoskings Promotions.

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