Date: 6th February 1999
Venue: Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal, Gauteng, South Africa
Title: IBF World Super-bantamweight Title
Promoted by: Cedric Kushner Productions, Golden Gloves Promotions
( 36 - 2 - 0 )
Weight: 121 1/2 lbs
( 22 - 1 - 0 )
Weight: 121 3/4 lbs
Bungu made the thirteenth defence of the IBF world super-bantamweight title he had won in 1994 from Kennedy McKinney against Colombian Victor Lierena. The pair had met in Bungu's third defence which ended in a unanimous decision win for the champion, the only loss on Lierna's record (22-1-0).
Bungu was well ahead after six rounds and Lierena's corner retired their fighter after the 7th round.
Bungu's 18 fight unbeaten run came to an end in his next bout when he travelled to London, England to challenge Naseem Hamed for his WBO world super-bantamweight title and was knocked out in the 4th round.