Bell puts her lightweight title on line

The second instalment of Boxing SA's Women Only tournaments will take place at Ngoako Ramatlhodi Hall in Seshego, where Nosipho Bell will put her SA junior lightweight belt on the line against Raider Muleba on Friday.

Bell is from Port Elizabeth while Muleba is from Thohoyandou.

Their match will top the bill dubbed "Power to Women" by female promoter Modipadi Kgasago of the Mama Rocks Promotion.

Bell last fought in February when she outpointed Sthandiwe Ngcobo from KwaZulu-Natal in Port Elizabeth.

That was Bell's second defence of the belt she won against Nomampondomise Xhotyeni in May last year.

Muleba will need to redeem herself, following her consecutive losses to Asandiswa Nxokwana and Ndobayini Kolosa twice.

The main supporting bout is an international eight rounder between former WBF undefeated junior featherweight champion Unathi Myekeni and Nathaline Bania from Uganda. Myekeni last fought in May when she failed to win the WBF junior lightweight title against Hyun Mi Choi in South Korea.

Other fighters on the card are Bongani Vukea, Bonita van Jaarsveld, Zibuyile Magobo, Zibuyile Magobo and Mimi Mauwu from Congo.

The American is the first undisputed world champion in 11 years. "Julius made history by holding the IBF, WBA and IBO belts at the same time. Going into the unification with Crawford, who held the WBC and WBO, was just a cherry on top.

"We knew deep in our hearts that it must be a mountain too high to climb unless Julius produced an upset."

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