The biggest celebrity fight in South Africa took place this Saturday at the Sun City Superbowl. Musicians Cassper Nyovest and NaakMusiq delivered a stellar show, battling it out at the celebrity exhibition powered by Vertex Events, Bridge Entertainment and TLB Promotions, in association with Boxing South Africa.
The match boasted well known guests from the likes of Minister of Justice Ronald Lamola, entertainers and media practitioners; Robert Marawa, Minnie Dlamini, DJ Zinhle, DJs Sphe & Naves and Big Zulu.
Robert Marawa, Minnie Dlamini, Robot Boi and Sipho Says hosted a pre-tournament show on the intersection of sports and entertainment while Bontle Modiselle, Hope Mbhele and Pamela Mtanga hosted the blue carpet.
Just before the two entertainers fought it out in the ring, legendary band TKZee graced the stage performing their hits from Shibobo to Phalafala.
NaaqMusiq (Anga Makubalo) surprised a lot of critics when he won the much-talked about fight against Rapper/Businessman Cassper Nyovest, who had previously won a fight against Youtuber SlikTalk.
“I have so much respect for boxers, the preparation it takes to fight is incredible. There is a lot of pressure, I am used to weightlifting, boxing taught me so much discipline and focus. I am happy I won, I also celebrate Cassper for his vision and tenacity. What he achieved with this event is something really big not just for himself but the boxing industry.” commented Naakmusiq.
“I am so thankful to everyone that came out to support, Celeb City is now bigger than me and a platform for us to push and elevate boxing in South Africa. Congratulations to Naakmusiq, he showed up and won. We will do it again soon.” commented the Balliato star.
The weekend was also a notable music extravaganza with big names in the music industry performing at various venues within Sun City.
More than 3000 people attended the tournament, which featured five other bouts from professional boxers, both local and international. The evening was filled with excitement as fans gathered to see their favorite boxers win. It was indeed a night of the underdogs with Landile Ngxeke beating crowd favorite Athenkosi Dumezweni. In other bouts, Lucky Monyebane outpointed Malawian Romeo Makwakwa while Sikho Nqothole defeated Ricardo Malajika on points.
On the other hand, former World Boxing Federation (WBF) and SA female bantamweight champion Bukiwe ‘Anaconda’ Nonina had a breeze as she won the vacant African Boxing Union (ABU) female junior-lightweight title with a unanimous decision win over Tanzanian Feriche Mashauri.
Simphiwe Konkco, an erstwhile International Boxing Organisation (IBO) and SA titlist, showed that ring rust is just a myth as he defeated Filipino boxer Ariston Aton one all score cards. This was Konkco’s first fight since losing to Thai boxer Chayaphon Moonsri in a World Boxing Council (WBC) minimumweight title contest in October 2019.