Beatdown is happening in Cape Town at the end of May with a mouth watering fight card including two rugby stars including the likes of Carlos Spencer! We’ll be giving some tickets away but have a read through the event info and the fight card and get excited for this. It’ll be taking place at the Tsogo Sun on Strand Street in Cape Town.
I know I will be there, for sure!
Toto Helebe will make his maiden SA bantamweight title defence against Klaas Mboyane in Cape Town on Friday, 31 May.
The 28-year-old Gugulethu boxer was crowned national champion last June when he deposed Phumzile Matyhila with a fifth-round knock-out in East London. Professional boxing national title bouts have been a rarity in the Mother City and the last one was staged just over a decade ago. The bout will headline a bumper programme under the auspices of Kalakoda Promotions, which is headed up Jeremy Bean and the internationally-known boxing and kick-boxing trainer Steve Kalakoda. Helebe, 31, has a fight record of 11 wins in 14 bouts, and seven of his victories have been by knock-out. His three defeats have all been via points decisions. Mboyane is a Johannesburg-based southpaw and a former SA bantamweight champion. He is presently the No 1 contender in the bantamweight division, and his record shows he has 14 wins, nine defeats and two draws.
Kalakoda said Cape Town had been starved of national title bouts, and the demand for tickets has been overwhelming. He added that he has been keeping tabs on Helebe’s condition over the past week.
“We’ve secured a great venue at the Cape Sun Hotel in the heart of the city, and it’s something that’s never been done before,” said Kalakoda. “Nowadays it’s unheard of to stage a SA title fight in Cape Town, but it has taken hard work to finally get to this stage. It’s a bill that will do boxing in Cape Town proud. ”Helebe is in good shape and with about three weeks away from the fight, his weight is close to the limit, so he won’t have any problems at the scales. ”He has a massive responsibility to keep the city’s pro boxing profile in the spotlight.”
The evening’s fare will start off with two ‘white collar’ bouts, both in the heavyweight division.
Two former well-known rugby players, Carlos Spencer of the All Blacks and David Britz, the Stormers hooker, will each feature in the two heavyweight three-rounders. Spencer has spent some time working out in a local gym under Kalakoda.
All the action will be live streamed to the world on www.skyroomlive.com
We’re giving a set of double tickets away to this event.
Simply comment below and let us know which fight you are most excited to see!
Winners will be announced on the 28th of May.