Cherneka Johnson

Cherneka Johnson returns to bantamweight, challenges Nina Hughes tonight

Nina Hughes (6-0 boxing) defends her WBA bantamweight title tonight against Australia’s Cherneka Johnson (15-2 boxing) on Saturday night. The fight, part of the Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. George Kambosos Jr. card, will be broadcast live on DAZN pay-per-view, and takes place at the RAC Arena in Perth, Western Australia.

Six years after turning pro in 2022, Johnson (15-2, 6 KOs) snatched the vacant IBF junior featherweight world title with a majority decision over Melissa Esquivel in Melbourne, Australia. Johnson lost her title last June in London in a unanimous decision to Ellie Scotney. Nearly a year later, she returns to bantamweight, motivated to become a two-weight queen.


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Lomachenko vs. Kambosos fight card
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. George Kambosos Jr.; For the vacant IBF lightweight title
Nina Hughes vs. Cherneka Johnson; For Hughes’ WBA women’s bantamweight title
Andrew Moloney vs. Pedro Guevara; For the vacant WBC interim junior bantamweight title
Imam Khataev vs. Ricards Bolotniks; Light heavyweight
Lucas Browne vs. Hemi Ahio; Heavyweight
Joe Goodall vs. Djanago Opelu; Heavyweight

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