WBF: S’ Africa Bonokoane Wins Featherweight Belt
S’ Africa Thato “Captain Charisma” Bonokoane won the World Boxing Federation junior featherweight belt on a majority 12-round points decision over Diego Alberto Ruiz of Argentina at the Feather Market Hall in Gqeberha.
The scores were 117-111, 116-112 and 114-114.
In a closely fought encounter the 32-year-old Bonokoane (54.50kg) from Kagiso in the West Rand was just too fast and skilful for the rugged Ruiz, and was possibly in control through most of the rounds despite the decision of a draw handed in by one of the judges.
Ruiz has won the vacant South American super bantamweight title in an eight-year career.