Kicking off on Friday 31 March, the first Friday Fight Night showdown will see fighters from 10 African countries compete in 10 action packed bouts for African Boxing Union (affiliated to the WBC, World Boxing Council) Titles at the Wild Coast Casino in South Africa, courtesy of venue sponsor Sun International.
Here Angolan fighter Cristiano Ndombassy will take on Anelisa Qungisa from South Africa over 10 rounds for the vacant ABU Welterweight Title, this promises to be an interesting clash with a puncher in Ndombassy vs. the slick boxer in Qungisa.
The second title fight will feature current South African number 1 heavyweight Ruann “The Giant King” Visser clashing with Tanzanian Ashraf Suleiman for the ABU Heavyweight Title. This will be a true test of youth vs. experience and a great test for Visser against Suleiman who is a tricky customer and will ask some questions of the big South African.
Visser boasts the longest reach currently in world boxing as documented by Box Rec and stands at a towering six foot ten inches, with a fighting weight of 125kgs. Post this fight Ruann departs for Austria to join the Wladimir Klitschko camp as the Ukrainian former champion’s main sparring partner in preparation for the Anthony Joshua fight on the 29th of April. This will also broadcast live on Kwesé Sports.
Other notable fights to look out for during the series kickoff is former MMA superstar Likola “Knife” Liboka Didier from the DRC facing off with Falay Kubeya of Uganda in a non-title heavyweight bout that promises fireworks from the first bell. Boxing fanatics can also look forward to another heavyweight explosion when KZN and Chatsworth local hero Marc Subramoney squares up against the heavy handed Steve “Soldier” Nwosu from Lagos Nigeria. Subramoney has some amateur pedigree and aims to be the first South African Heavyweight Champion of Indian decent.
Fight fans all over the continent (including South Africa) can watch all the action unfold live on the Kwesé App. Viewers in Ghana, Zambia and Rwanda can enjoy the blow-by- blow action on Kwesé Sports 1, channel 300 on the Kwesé TV bouquet from 10h00 – 17h00.
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From Sammy Heywood Okine