Wild boxing returns to Wild Coast

2016-01-07 06:00
Knife Didier from the Democratic Republic of Congo is on the card in next week’s boxing extravaganza. Photos: supplied

Knife Didier from the Democratic Republic of Congo is on the card in next week’s boxing extravaganza. Photos: supplied

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CHAMPIONSHIP boxing returns to the Wild Coast Sun on 15 January following a successful event in November.
Called “War on the Shore 2”, Kalakoda Promotions has put together an action-packed fight card featuring fighters from KwaZulu-Natal and the Cape.

Notable bouts are the heavyweight clash between Durban-based Marc Subramoney and Democratic Republic of Congo mixed martial arts (MMA) sensation Knife Didier, who has now embarked on a dedicated boxing career.
Didier has developed a strong South African following while fighting in the Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) with MMA fans and faces­ Subromoney, who has a credible amateur career, and sits within the top 10 South African heavyweights.
Both fighters are punchers with knockout power in either hand and this fight is unlikely go the distance.

Subromoney’s coach, Derek Vijiam­, said his charge is one of the biggest talents to come out of Durban.
“We are building his record and confidence slowly,” said Vijiam.

Another international bout sees young Chatsworth cruiserweight Jaden­ Mathews square up against another Congolese, Didier Nyembe, which provides a litmus test for the KZN boxer against a tricky journeyman.

Wild Coast general manager Myan Moodley said these fights are expected to draw a large fan base from Durban and surrounding areas as well as provide great entertainment for punters.

“We are making steps to revive boxing in the area and position the Wild Coast Sun as a fight venue,” said Moodley­.

The other notable match-up is for the KZN Welterweight title featuring Marcel Botha, son of former IBF Heavyweight champion Francois “The White Buffalo” Botha.
“This regional title provides a great opportunity for Marcel to get his career going and enter the South African ratings. We are excited to have this fighter on the bill as a member of South African boxing royalty,”
said Steve Kalakoda of Kalakoda Promotions.

The event has taken on an inclusive format with a mix of “box and dine” tables seating 10 as well as general seating. To buy tables as well as ticketing information, call Sandi Burger from Sun International­ on 082 804 5790, Steve Kalakoda on 082 713 5551 or Jeremy Bean on 082 671 5153.
- Supplied.

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