Lehlohonolo Ledwaba

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Lehlohonolo Benedict Ledwaba (born 27 July 1971 in Soweto, South Africa) is a professional boxer. Known as "Hands of Stone", Ledwaba was a champion in the super bantamweight division.

Professional career[edit]

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.

Preceded by
Vuyani Bungu (vacated title)
IBF Super Bantamweight Champion
29 May 1999 – 23 June 2001
Succeeded by
Manny Pacquiao

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