Cherneka Johnson, the reigning IBF super bantamweight champion, stunned fight fans on social media after weighing in topless ahead of her scheduled title defense on Saturday night.
Johnson will defend her division title against undefeated challenger Ellie Scotney as part of a card at Wembley Arena in London. The main event of the evening will see Sunny Edwards defend his IBF flyweight title against Chile’s Andres Campos in a battle of undefeated boxing icons.
Weighing in ahead of her return to the squared circle, ‘Sugar Neekz’ hit the scale wearing body paint, leaving little to the imagination and sending boxing fans into a frenzy.
Cherneka Johnson from New Zealand weighed in with body paint for her bout against Ellie Scotney! pic.twitter.com/2ukNwGbjaP
— Boxing Kingdom (@BoxingKingdom14) June 9, 2023
Cherneka Johnson used her high-profile weigh-in as an opportunity to promote her OnlyFans, an internet-based subscription platform that has become increasingly popular among female fighters who are looking to make some extra income with more than their fists.
“I want to continue to fight around the globe and build my brand within the boxing world,” Johnson said after signing with DiBella Entertainment last fall. “I am determined to defend my IBF world title and my goal is to unify the belts at super bantamweight. I know that, with DiBella Entertainment, these opportunities will come my way and I promise to make the most of them” (h/t MMA Mania).
Johnson is 15-1-0 with six wins by way of knockout. In her last outing, she bested Susie Ramadan via decision.