Masibulele Makepula

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Masibulele Makepula (born 1973-03-03 in East London, South Africa) is a professional boxer.

Amateur Achievements[edit]

  • 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

Professional career[edit]

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.


Titles won:

  • WBU light flyweight champion
  • IBO flyweight champion
  • WBC International super flyweight Champion

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Preceded by
Michael Carbajal
WBO Light Flyweight Champion
2000 Feb 19 – 2000 Jul
Succeeded by
Nelson Dieppa