The big fight is on, no escape

2017-09-28 06:00
Lunga Stimela puts his ABU lightweight title on the line against David Ruijuli.

Lunga Stimela puts his ABU lightweight title on the line against David Ruijuli.

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Kalakoda Promotions and Kwesé Sport return to Cape Town this Friday to stage another boxing extravaganza under the Friday Fight Night series.

The event, dubbed the “Bad Blood”, takes place at the Wynberg Military Sports Complex and the match-ups promise fireworks from the first gong.

The fight bill is topped by David Ruijuli, who looks forward to avenge his loss at Sibaya Casino, in a disputed decision earlier this year, to the young Cape Town prospect Lunga Stimela with Stimela’s ABU lightweight title on the line. The event will be broadcast live on Kwesé ESPN as well as on Soweto TV on channel 251.

“I’m coming in ten times fitter, ten times more determined for this rematch, I’m looking to drag Stimela into the late rounds, to the deep waters and drown him in his own blood ... This fight is very personal for me,” said David Ruijuli, a former WBF International junior Lightweight Champion

The otherv main event sees another personality clash when the current ABU Welterweight Champion Cristiano Ndombassy from Angola takes on veteran South African boxer, Johaness Salie in a fight that has been in the making for some years.

It is a classic match up of youth versus experience.

Both fighters have finally agreed to terms to make this mouth-watering contest happen. This is one for the fans.

“Salie has been running from me for three years ... On 29 September he can’t run anymore. I will put him into retirement, in the later rounds I will stop him,” said Cristiano Ndombassy, the current ABU Welterweight Champion

The response from our last show in the Cape in June was overwhelming, which has forced us to consider larger venues – we are looking for a sell out crowd,” said Jeremy Bean of Kalakoda Promotions.

Tickets for the show have been on sale since the begining of September” -

Other notable bouts include the popular Heavyweight MMA convert Knife Didier take on Kizito Ruhamye.

Ruhamye is a very awkward and unorthodox fighter dropping the highly rated Ruann Visser on a Kalakoda bill in June. Knife will have his work cut out and will need to avoid bring drawn into a street brawl.

This is an all Congolese affair, both men have knock out power and have each predicted victory by stoppage.

As always the beats between rounds and crowd entertainment is supplied by Friday Fight Night Resident DJ Switch, producing a fusion of championship boxing and hip hop beats.

Kalakoda Promotion consistently produce quality fight cards and their partnership with Kwesé ESPN has given African boxing a much needed revival. Be sure to catch all the action live on Kwesé Sport, Soweto TV.


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