'Bad Blood' comes to Cape Town


Kalakoda Promotions and Kwesé TV return to Cape Town on 29 September to stage another boxing extravaganza under the Friday Fight Nights series.

'Bad Blood' takes place at the Wynberg Military Sports Complex, and the match-ups promise fireworks from the first bell.

The bill is topped by David Ruijuli, who is out to avenge his loss at Sibaya Casino in a disputed decision earlier this year to Lunga Stimela, with the latter's ABU lightweight title on the line.

"I'm coming in 10 times fitter and 10 times more determined for this rematch. I'm looking to drag Stimela into the late rounds, to the deep water, and drown him in his own blood. This fight is very personal for me," says Ruijuli, a former WBF International junior lightweight champion.

The co-main event sees another personality clash, with current ABU welterweight champion Cristiano Ndombassy from Angola taking on veteran South African Johaness Salie in a fight that has been in the making for some years.

"Salie has been running from me for three years; on 29 September he can't run anymore, I will put him into retirement," Ndombassy says.

Other notable bouts sees the popular heavyweight MMA convert Knife Didier take on Kizito Ruhamye, the very awkward and unorthodox fighter who dropped Ruann Visser on a Kalakoda bill in June. Knife will have his work cut out and will need to avoid being drawn into a street brawl in this all Congolese affair.