Cherneka Johnson is the new bantamweight champion

Cherneka Johnson is the new bantamweight champion

Cherneka Johnson emerged victorious over Nina Hughes in a closely contested battle for the World Boxing Association 118-pound title at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. The judges’ scorecards read 95-95, 98-92, and 96-94 in favor of the local fighter.

In a dramatic turn of events at the end of the fight, the announcer initially announced Hughes as the winner before correcting himself and declaring Johnson the champion. Despite the confusion, both fighters displayed exceptional skill and determination inside the ring.

Hughes, a 41-year-old from Britain, showcased a remarkable performance that defied stereotypes about age being a limiting factor. She maintained a relentless pace throughout the fight, unleashing a flurry of combinations with speed and precision.

On the other hand, Johnson demonstrated her power and accuracy with every punch, testing Hughes’s physical resilience. The bout was a spectacle for the audience, with Hughes serving as an inspiration for younger generations with her resilient performance.

Hughes, with a record of 6 wins, 2 knockouts, and her first loss, showcased her fighting spirit in defeat. Meanwhile, the new WBA bantamweight champion, Johnson, boasts 16 wins, including 6 knockouts, and only 2 losses on her impressive resume.

The WBA extends its congratulations to both fighters for their exceptional performance in the bout.

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