Cassper Nyovest Favourite to Knock Out NaakMusiQ at the Exciting Celebrity Boxing Exhibition

Cassper Nyovest Favourite to Knock Out NaakMusiQ at the Exciting Celebrity Boxing Exhibition

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:59 PM
  • Viewers are anticipating the biggest night in South African boxing for many years when Cassper Nyovest and NaakMusiQ duke it out
  • The fight will headline the glitzy Celebrity Boxing Exhibition tomorrow night, which will be held at Sun City
  • The betting odds are out, with "Don Billiato" expected to come out victorious over the less experienced NaakMusiQ

The biggest night in South African boxing since Lennox Lewis took on Hasim Rahman back in 2001 is upon us.

Rapper Cassper Nyovest and actor-musician NaakMusiq will throw hands at each other in the main event of the Celebrity Boxing Exhibition. The glitz-and-glamour event will take place at Sun City Super Bowl in the North West tomorrow night.

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NaakMusiQ and Cassper Nyovest will have a proper go at each other in Sun City. Image source: @brieflyza
Source: Twitter

The undercard of this bout will be for the vacant South African Junior Bantamweight. The 12-round fight will be between Eastern Cape boxers Athenkosi Dumezweni and Landi Ngxeke.

According to betting company HOLLYWOODBets, "Don Billiato" (Refiloe Phoolo) is the outright favourite to defeat NaakMusiQ, or his real name, Anga Makubalo. These odds are currently 11/20 in favour of Nyovest, while NaakMusiQ's coming in at a longer 14/10.

The bookies reasoned that Nyovest's experience in the ring counts in his favour. This is after he proverbially put the paws on controversial YouTube critic SlikTalk in a one-sided "Fame vs Clout" match back in December last year.

Those lucky enough to attend the extravaganza - or watching at home - can dance along to the country's "who's-who" of the music industry. Nasty C, Blxckie, DJ Sumbody, DJ Zinhle, Uncle Waffles, Big Zulu, Zakes Bantwini, Young Stunna, Daliwonga, Culoe De Song, Ayanda MVP, DJ Thuli P, De Mthuda, DJ Sphe and Naves among others will perform during a pre-fight concert.

The broadcast of the entire event will start at 5 pm on SuperSport Variety (channel 209) and Channel O on DStv.

Cassper Nyovest, South Africa jubilant as Kevin Lerena puts country back on heavyweight boxing map with win

Kevin Lerena became the new WBA Intercontinental heavyweight champion on Saturday night at Emperor's Palace.

As reported on Sports Brief, Lerena defeated Romanian bruiser Bogdan Dinu in front of a sold-out partisan crowd.

In the process, he clinched the country's first heavyweight title since the late Corrie Sanders' upset win over Wladimir Klitschko for the WBO Heavyweight Championship in March 2003.

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