Ledwaba turned pro in 1990 and in 1999 captured the vacant IBF super bantamweight title with a decision victory over John Michael Johnson. Ledwaba defended the belt 5 times before losing it to Manny Pacquiao via TKO to earn Pacquiao his second world championship in two weight divisions. Ledwaba continued to fight, but has never challenged for a major title since the loss. He retired from boxing after his loss to Maxwell Awuku on 24 November 2006.
Vuyani Bungu (vacated title)
|IBF Super Bantamweight Champion
29 May 1999 – 23 June 2001
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