Cherneka Johnson: Defying Conventions and Dominating the Ring

Cherneka Johnson

Cherneka Johnson is a professional boxer who belongs to New Zealand but plays for Australia in different international wrestling competitions. She became part of headlines when she appeared in Weigh in for defending her IBF title without wearing Bra. 

She has done that when she appeared to defend her title against Ellie Scotney in Lonon. Before the fight she announced her attachment towards the advertising company. She symbolically wore the attire having “Only Fans” logo on it. Moreover, this collaboration was a signal of an upcoming unity with Elle Brooke, an adult star. 

Personal History
Full Name Cherneka Johnson
Other NamesNeekz JohnsonSugar Neekz
Born3 March 1995 (age 29)
Born in New Zealand
Siblings2 (1 brother, 1 Sister)
Personal History
Total Fights 17
Wins by Knockout06
Wins by Decision 09
Titles World Boxing Association, Oceania Bantamweight title, Women’s international Boxing, Association, World Bantamweight title, International Boxing Federation, World Super Bantamweight title

Cherneka’s Amateur Career

Chernake moved to Australia to represent the country in the international boxing competitions to start her boxing career as a professional. She started her amateur career in 2011, when she won the Junior World Championship in AIBA (Association Internationale de Boxe Amateur) World Boxing Amateur Championships. 

In 2012, she was part of the top 16 in the Elite World Championships. Moreover, in 2013 she came 5th in the Youth World Championships. In 2014, also in the top 16 at the Elite Championship. 

Talking further about her achievements include three Australian National Championships and three Golden Gloves championships as well. In addition, even her amateur boxing career has more than 60 fights. 

Cherneke’s Professional Career

Cherneke made the debut of her professional career in 2016 against a debutant from Thailand. She won it in the second round. Moreover, she ended her 2016 on a successful note by taking four wins in the calendar year. A year 2017, was also a successful one for her as she won her last fight of the year against a boxer from Filipino and won WBA Oceania Bantamweight title. 

In 2018, she won many fights and titles as well. She won the WIBA World Bantamweight title by stoppage against a boxer from Thailand. After this fight, the rankings of Cherneke improved and she stood second in the IBF while 6th in the WBA (World Boxing Association). Later, in the year she won her career’s 10th fight after defeating a Thailand’s Boxer in a second round knockout. 

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Becoming World Champion 

From 2019, a successful journey for Johnson got started, she defeated top class boxers in that year. After a year of delay because of COVID-19, she made her comeback in 2021. She won WBA Gold World Bantamweight title after defeating Shannon O’Connell by Split Decision. 

In 2022, she won the IBF World Super Bantamweight title by Split Decision and became the 7th New Zealand born boxer to win a World boxing title. Moreover, she defended the title later in the year after winning on Unanimous Decision. After that win, she was alleged to use any power boosting drugs. After a month of defending her title she was signed by Lou DiBella. 

Cherneka Johnson Partnership with Only Fans

She announced her collaboration via an interview that she will be perterning with this brand. Moreover, she also mentioned that her Instagram posts will be different from the past. When asked about the reaction of people, she replied that she does not care much about what others say about it. 


To conclude, Cherneka Johnson at the age of just 29 has achieved so much in her boxing career. She took part in different boxing events representing Australia while her birthplace is NewZealand. She won three major boxing titles. Moreover, she defended her major title as well. She started her amateur career in 2011 while being at peak in 2017. She has won 6 knockouts while 9 decision games defeating the big names in boxing. 

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