Boxing on Kwesé Sports
Boxing on Kwesé Sports
Exciting times for boxing fans as Kwesé brings you a host of fantastic LIVE boxing, including Joshua vs Povetkin (KS1, 22 September at 19:00 CAT)
Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin (KS1, 22 September at 19:00 CAT)
The BIG ONE is Joshua vs Povetkin, who will fight at Wembley Stadium (22 September) for the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles. It promises to be an awesome night of entertainment and includes an epic undercard not to be missed. The British Cruiserweight Championship battle between Matty Askin and Lawrence Okolie promises to be a ripper. Okolie was born in Hackney, London, but his parents are Nigerian. Which is a similar story to Joshua himself, whose mother is Nigerian and whose father is part-Nigerian. Joshua himself spent part of his childhood in Nigeria, which he credited for “toughening me up”.
Boxing: Battle of the Warriors 2018 (KFS, 26 August at 14:00 CAT)
If 22 September feels like a long way off, then you can get in the mood with Battle of the Warriors, LIVE from Sun Arena Time Square, Pretoria, South Africa. With eight exhilaration bouts lined up, plus other extraordinary entertainment, this will be an event to remember. The card includes three heavyweight encounters, with top talent in the mix. In the Main Card fights, Osborne Machimana takes on Kizito Ruhamnye and Tian Fick meets Warren 'the Brave’ Le Roux.
Amir Khan vs Samuel Vargas (KS1, 8 September)
Amir Khan is one of the great entertainers of the sport. He has built an unconventional career, where it seemed at times like he was following the immortal words from Rudyard Kipling’s poem ‘If’: “If you can make one heap of all your winnings, And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings, And never breathe a word about your loss.” It’ll be fascinating to see how this showman of old, and warrior to boot, deals with his dangerous Colombian opponent. At least he’ll have the support of his Birmingham home crowd.
Friday Fight Night: (Kwesé Free Sports, 31 August at 20:00 CAT)
Kalakoda Promotions and Kwesé Sports continue their revival of Pan African boxing with the next instalment of the Friday Fight Night Series in Harare (Kwesé Free Sports, 31 August at 20:00 CAT). The night, ‘A Fist full of Dollars’, sees Zimbabwean and WBF Africa Cruiserweight Champion Chomunorwa Sting Gondarenda defend his strap against Nigeria’s highly-rated Tony Salam.
Sting has fought some of the best, mixing it up with some of Africa’s top cruiserweights, including Mchunu, Chilembe, Moyo, Mwekasa and Makabu. “As the holder of the WBF Africa belt and defending at home all is set up for a great match up for Cruiserweight relevance on the continent,” says Jeremy Bean of Kalakoda Promotions.
Salam owns a 12-1 win record and is a sparring partner to world rated Nigerian Cruiserweight Olanrewaju Durodola. Other notable fights for the evening include Jimmy Mabunji (DRC), WBF Africa Super Middleweight Champion, taking on Lukas Ndafoluma from Namibia for Ndafoluma’s WBF Intercontinental title.
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