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Professional boxing makes comeback to Diamond City

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Bindeman’s promotions brings back pro boxing to the Diamond City after a five-year absence of the sport in the Northern Cape capital.

Simamkele Ntshutsheni will feature in the lightweight undercard against Cherise Smith in the only all female bout of Fight Arts Promotions mixed martial arts fixture at the Flamingo Casino on June 25. Picture: Supplied

Russle Bindeman of Fight Arts Promotions boxing organisation is putting on a mouthwatering, mixed bag of conventional boxing and Jiu Jitsu bouts at Kimberley’s Flamingo Casino on June 25.

Bindeman’s promotions brings back pro boxing to the Diamond City after a five-year absence of the sport in the Northern Cape capital.

The Jiu Jitsu bouts start at noon on Saturday June 25. The first of the pro boxing fights will begin at 3pm. There are a total of 10 contests scheduled which feature four fighters from the Northern Cape.

Included on the card are: Mtombeni Quvile who will face Gift Pilane in a junior flyweight division bout. Tshiamo Zwane will get into the ring against Musa Ntlangula in junior flyweight decider.

Kagiso ‘King’ Hlungwani will meet Dale Neethling in the square ring for the light heavyweight division upmanship while Masana Manganyi will exchange blows with Xolani Xaluva in the day’s main card in the heavyweight division.

Bindeman’s promotion is also taking care of the fairer class by featuring a women’s category which will see Simamkele Ntutsheni take the fight for the lightweight division to Cherise Smith in the only all female bout.

According to Bindeman, Fight Arts through the tournament hopes to re-energise the passion of locals for boxing and mixed martial arts and provide a platform for young fighting talent to gain experience and exposure.

Flamingo Casino general manager, Themba Marasha said: “We are thrilled to be the host of this event which promises skilful fighting and plentiful excitement and action.

“We hope that local fight fans will come out and support our young talent who will be showcasing their skills and courage inside the ring.”

Tickets for the event are R250 per person. Tickets may be purchased through Fight Arts.

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