Rumble at the Castle

Boxer David Rajuili and his coach Mzonke Fana.
Punches will come in bunches when Kalakoda Promotions in association with Kwesé Sport, and the First Nations project presents Kings of the Castle on Friday September 28 at the iconic Castle of Good Hope.

This event falls within the Friday Fight Night series, a fixed calendar of broadcast boxing dates, staged at different African cities the last Friday of every month.

First Nations Project spokesperson Eugene Scheffers said, “The First Nations project are delighted to be working with Kalakoda Promotions and their broadcast partner Kwesé Sport, part of our mandate is to use high profile events and sport as a platform to promote our cause and initiatives, this is the start of a long partnership.” 

The night is headlined with the coveted South Africa light heavyweight title, the vacant belt is contested by Cape Town’s Nicholas Radley and Khayeni Hlungwane of Johannesburg.

Radley, the current WBF Africa Champion, who withdrew two months prior due to injury is now fit and ready to go. 

Radley said, “Can’t wait to get in there and mix it with Hlungwane, he is an experienced campaigner and I’ll have to be at my best. This will be a real test for me, but I’m ready and up for the challenge and this fight will bring out the best in me.” 

This title has a lot of history and was held by boxing legends such as Kosie Smith and Piere Fourie both who went on to compete at the world level, the title forms a right of passage to be king of the division domestically and rank positioning internationally. 

“I am look forward to this fight, we are coming to Cape Town to turn the Radley dream into a nightmare, we will be taking the strap back home, that I guarantee,” said Khayeni Hlungwane about his foe.

The co-main event sees crowd favorite David Rajuili take on Tanzania’s Jonas Segu for the Rajuili’s WBF Africa Lightweight title. This promises to be a very competitive match up, the two former sparring partners know each other well and will be keen to get one over with insults and jibes going back on forth already.

“We are very excited to be working with Kalakoda Promotions and the First Nations Project on this event. We anticipate this will be the first event of many and positioning the Castle of Good Hope as the new home of boxing in the Cape,” said Castle of Good Hope events manager, Faith Mtabati.

The remainder of the card features SA prospect of the year 2017 and ABU lightweight champion, Lunga Sitemela in an eight round contest with Thembani Hobyani.  

WBF Africa featherweight champion Baby Jake Mbangatha take on Tanzanian hard man Hamish Galuka in a non-title bout as well as an exciting international heavyweight match up between Cameroon’s Nico Yamdjie and Slovenian prospect Haris Aksalic.

“This event is going to be epic, open air boxing and in one of oldest buildings of Africa with Table Mountain as a backdrop, we have an awesome fight card, with representation from across Africa with some local favorites, I urge fight fans not to miss out, this will be an event not to be missed,” said Jeremy “Nguni Bull” Bean of Kalakoda Promotions.

Additional entertainment and the beats between rounds will be provided by DJ Lyle and a surprise closing performance to be announced soon. 

Tickets are on sale through selected resellers.