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NaakMusiQ wins the #CelebCity boxing match

NaakMusiq and Cassper Nyovest faced off in a boxing match at Sun City on the 9th of April.
NaakMusiq and Cassper Nyovest faced off in a boxing match at Sun City on the 9th of April.
Image: Alaister Russell

Actor and musician NaakMusiQ secured a win against Cassper Nyovest on Saturday in the #CelebCity boxing match, shocking those who thought the super-confident rapper would snatch the win.

After months of hyping up the celebrity boxing match and what felt like a thousand minutes' worth of delays on Saturday night, rapper Refiloe 'Cassper Nyovest' Phoolo and musician Anga 'NaakMusiQ' Makubalo put on an exciting show for thousands of viewers.

Knowing there could only be one winner, fans and industry friends of the pair put their money where their mouths were with bets and took to the socials to back either #TeamCassper or #TeamNaak.

While the pair gave spectators an exhilarating match, NaakMusiQ proved the better boxer and took home the coveted belt.

Naak proved that while he may have not have been loud about his preparations for the match, he had put in the work.

Speaking to TshisaLIVE ahead of the fight, DJ Tira said: “Naak is my brother, and I believe he's got a super fighting spirit. I think the beast in him is gonna come out today in the ring. It's a sport, and in a sport someone wins and someone loses. I have a feeling today that Naak is gonna win.

“I've seen him prepare, I went to the gym for a short while, we kept it under wraps and we did not want to talk too much. Everything is gonna unfold just now.

Cassper may have to do more than just eat humble pie. Last month, when his confidence was on a high, the rapper told a tweep he'd be a guest on MacG's Podcast and Chill if he lost.

“If you lose the fight with Naak or you draw, can you please go to MacG's show, bro. Come on,” asked the tweep.

“If I lose the fight with Naak I will go on MacG's podcast. If I beat Naak though, I'll never go on that show,” Cassper replied.

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