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Tenge returns to the ring

2013-05-20 17:01
Noni Tenge (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - Former female world champion Noni Tenge will return to the ring for the first time next month after her failed attempt at the WBA junior-middleweight crown last September.

She lost the fight to American veteran boxer Layla McCarter, who achieved a TKO (technical knockout) in the eighth round to take a world title in her fourth different weight class.

Mdantsane-based Tenge will face Argentine opponent Silvia Fernanda Zacarias in a WBA International welterweight title contest at the Orient Theatre in East London on June 2.

Tenge, rated second by the WBA in the junior-middleweight division, has a professional record of 11 wins (nine knockouts), a draw and a loss.

Her Argentinean opponent's record stands at eight wins (one knockout), five draws and 12 losses.

Meanwhile, Unathi Myekeni will face Simone da Silva from Brazil in a WBA International scrap on the same bill.

Myekeni has not fought since she drew with Nigerian-born fighter Helen Joseph in Brakpan in March last year.

“These fights will give our female boxers a chance to show their talents against these South American opponents," tournament promoter Andile Sidinile said.

"Both standing a very good chance of fighting for a WBA title should they win their fights.”

Rated ninth by the WBA in her division, Myekeni has won eight times – three stoppages – and drawn once while Da Silva has 11 victories (four knockouts) and four defeats.

Tenge is a former WBF and IBF welterweight queen while her stable mate Myekeni is the reigning WBF junior-featherweight holder.

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