- Gold Medalist at the 1995 African Championships in Harare as a Light Flyweight.
- Represented South Africa at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia as a Light Flyweight. His results were:
- Defeated Debind Thapa (Nepal) TKO 1
- Lost to Rafael Lozano (Spain) points
Nicknamed "Hawk", Makepula turned pro in 1996 and captured the vacant WBO light flyweight title with a decision win over Jacob Matlala in 2000. He vacated the title and moved up in weight after the win. In 2006 he lost an eliminator to Jorge Arce by TKO.
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|WBO Light Flyweight Champion
2000 Feb 19 – 2000 Jul
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