“Danny Boy” Felesiano to face Kaptein in final preparation fight

Namibian professional boxer Albinius 'Danny Boy' Felesianu will once again be in action on 30 March when the current IBF Lightweight Africa Champion takes on South African Lukhunyo Kaptein at the Mistico Equestrian Center in Cape Town.

The fight between the two protagonists, scheduled for eight rounds, will take place during the ‘Make or Break’ event hosted by South African-based boxing giants Kalakoda Promotions and Kwesé Sport.

Felesianu is managed by The Dome Swakopmund but fights under Kalakoda’s banner, both in Namibia and South Africa. After two impressive performances in recent months, Kalakoda Promotions, through its CEO Steve Kalakoda, want to give the Swakopmund-based athlete one last preparation fight before he moves onto a much bigger task.

“Danny has made huge improvements over recent months. We are very happy with his progress. It is important that we build him up slowly. After this fight, we are looking at a title defense or giving him the chance to add another piece of silverware to his name”, Kalakoda explained.

During his most recent outing in December 2017, ‘Danny Boy’ had a short work day as his thundering left hook sent Raston Kayira from Malawi crashing to the canvas after 47 seconds in the second round.

It was Felesianu’s 15th career win. His last loss, one of only two since joining payed ranks, dates back more than 10 years.

Judging by Kaptein’s lack of experience on the big stage, with only 10 professional fights to his name, Felesianu is expected to emerge victorious.

“I’ve been training very hard and I’m ready. This is another stepping stone for me on the way to the very top”, Felesianu said.

To keep the Namibian ace as far away from any distractions as possible, the Gondwana Hotel Group allowed ‘Danny Boy’ to set up camp in their Delight Hotel in Swakopmund for the past week before he jets off to Cape Town on Saturday to intensify training with Kalakoda and his team. “We put a lot of emphasis on supporting local talents and I’m sure we will continue helping as best as we can”, Reinhardt Stanley, Manager of the Delight Hotel, explained.

Felesianu continued by thanking the Gondwana Group, as well as his other sponsors: Naukluft Water, Opposite Lock, Auto Perfect, Bits 'n Pizzas and Legacy Boxing Club and The Dome Swakopmund.