World title fight in Warrambool looms a real chance for Neekz

Sweet victory: 'Sugar' Neekz Johnson holds a perfect 10-0 record after her win on Friday night and is now determined to fight for a world title. Picture: Morgan Hancock
Sweet victory: 'Sugar' Neekz Johnson holds a perfect 10-0 record after her win on Friday night and is now determined to fight for a world title. Picture: Morgan Hancock

‘Sugar’ Neekz Johnson could soon fight for a world title in front of her home crowd in Warrnambool.

Johnson took her professional boxing record to 10-0 on Friday night with a convincing win over Siriphon Chanbuala.

Johnson’s coach Rodney ‘Rudy’ Ryan said now the focus was on getting his prized fighter a world title belt.

"We are in negotiations with a girl in Mexico and that fight could be over in Mexico, or it could be here in Warrnambool or Melbourne,” he said.

"We had a meeting with people from Melbourne and it is probably 50-50 to be here or in Mexico.

"There is obviously a financial burden to work on.

"But if we had it in Warrnambool, it would be amazing for the town, I don't think nothing like that would happen here again."

Friday night’s win left Johnson with mixed emotions.

"It’s my highlight of my career," she said.

"It wasn't the fight I wanted to go 10-0, I was hoping for more of a fight.

"But I was happy with how I fought and it’s another stepping stone as we chase a world title.”