Cape Town local Nicholas Radley (left) will feature on the 'Kings of the Castle' bill in Cape Town. Photo: screengrab from YouTube

CAPE TOWN – Kalakoda Boxing Promotions' Friday Fight Night series comes to the Mother City on 28 September at the iconic Castle of Good Hope.

The series offers boxing tournaments at different African cities on the last Friday of every month. This event will be billed 'Kings of the Castle' and Kalakoda Promotions will co-host with Kwesé Sport and the First Nations Project.

“The First Nations Project is delighted to use sport as a platform to promote our cause and initiatives," said Eugene Scheffers, a First Nations Project spokesman. The organization helps to raise awareness of the Cape's indigenous people.

The bill will be headlined by a SA light-heavyweight title bout between Cape Town local Nicholas Radley and Khayeni Hlungwane of Johannesburg. Radley is the current WBF Africa Champion and strongly fancied to claim the vacant title. 

“I can’t wait to get in there and mix it with Hlungwane. He is an experienced campaigner and this will be a real test for me,” said Radley who is undefeated in a 6-bout career. 

The 'Kings of the Castle' bill in Cape Town. Photo: supplied
The 'Kings of the Castle' bill in Cape Town. Photo: supplied

Hlungwane is a veteran of 21 bouts, with 8 wins, 5 of which were inside the distance. 

In the main undercard bout, Boksburg-born David Rajuili takes on Namibia’s Albinus Felesianu for the vacant ABU (African Boxing Union) SADC (Southern African Development Community) super lightweight title. 

The boxers were former sparring partners and both have racked up 20 pro career bouts. The Windhoek-based Felesianu has fared appreciably better with 17 wins as against 11 by Rajuili, who has been fighting out of Cape Town for the past two years.

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“We anticipate this will be the first event of many tournaments and that it will position the Castle of Good Hope as the new home of boxing in the Cape,” said Faith Mtabati, Events Manager Castle of Good Hope. 

The rest of the undercard will feature boxers from Tanzania, Angola and Cameroon as well. 

African News Agency (ANA)

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