Thrilling Sport On Offer At Macufe

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APART from performances by major arts productions and music stars, sport remains one of Macufe’s major highlights.

Boxing fans will feast on some of the most exciting fights that the country has not seen in a long while. The fight between Dr Ntsele and Motsoake Moselesele has been sanctioned from across the seas by WBF Australia and is set for 12 rounds. While Macufe is accustomed to hosting heavyweights in culture and music it will for the first time host a heavyweight championship bout. Highly rated by boxing South Africa; boxer Hein Van Bosch will be battling it out with his equal Anton Nell in a fight that promises to see heavy punched unleashed for twelve rounds if no fighter is floored early on a knockout.

“These two fighters are not number one contenders for nothing,” says promoter Lebo Mohako. “They are the cream of the crop and those coming to the fight should expect a fierce and bloody war because there’s bad blood between the two fighters. Each fighter has made it clear that he thinks he is better than the other. This fight will be bringing back the glory days of heavyweight boxing similar to that of great fighters like Mahomed Ali and Mike Tyson where it is rare for a fighter to win on points. We have not had proper heavyweight fights for a long time and are excited that the Free State is the first in line to revive heavyweight boxing in this country.”
Ringside tickets are R100 and the general ones are R80.

On the same night there will be a 120kg Super heavier weight Cage Rage between Jakki Fourie and Mark Jordaan while in the lightweight Liam Schmidt will take on Matthew Christiansen. All the fights are on October 6 at Boet Troskie Hall, Bloemfontein and the boxing bouts will be broadcast on SuperSport 6.

Macufe Cup, featuring a game of top class football from major PSL teams, takes place on October 13 from 2pm at the Free State Stadium. The battle is never only on the field whenever Kaizer Chief plays Bloemfontein Celtic. Thanks to the passionate supporters of both teams, the sporting battles extend to the stands that are always turned into a see of green and white or black and gold. The match has all the ingredients that can make it a scorcher especially since Amakhosi are still reeling from loosing out on the MTN8 and the memory, is still fresh, of their 4-3 loss to Siwele in last year’s Macufe Cup. Tickets are R30, R50 and R60 at computicket.

Macufe is proudly supported by the Free State’s Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation department, National Department of Arts and Culture, Standard Bank, White Star, Mangaung Municipality, National Arts Council, Free State Tourism, Amstel, Lesedi FM and DSTV.

For more information on Boxing please contact: Mr. Lebo Mahoko on 082 773 8851
For Media Enquiries please contact: Mahambehlala Communications on 011 487 3901 or 011 053 6124 / 076 855 2835 or visit www.macufe.co.za

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