If the action in the ring lives up to the “Queens of War” billing which has been attached to the event, fans are in for a treat when World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Super Welterweight champion Noni Tenge defends her title against Hungary´s Szilvia Szabados on Friday March 18.
Tenge, who won the WBF world title last December with a unanimous decision over compatriot Julie Tshabalala, will clash with Szabados at the Durban International Convention Centre in South Africa, on a show promoted by Mileham & Malinga.
As one of the most accomplished female boxers in the sport, Tenge has compiled an impressive 15-1-1 (10) record and captured WBF, IBF and WBA world titles at Welterweight before moving up to Super Welterweight for the Tshabalala encounter last year.
In 25-year-old Szilvia “Sunset” Szabados, 11-5 (4), she will be facing a tough and experienced competitor in her first title-defense. While the Hungarian has yet to make her big breakthrough, she has repeatedly proven her worth against some of the best at world level.
In 2014 she lost a decision to fellow Hungarian Zita Zatyko for the WBF world Super Middleweight crown, and the following year she came up short, also on points, in a WBC world Super Middleweight title-challenge against undefeated Nikki Adler in Germany.
Coming off a convincing victory in Slovakia this past February, she is now down at her more natural weight, and has traveled to South Africa with the intention of causing a big upset and taking home the WBF world Super Welterweight championship.