Johannesburg, South Africa – Combat Press caught up Durban main carder Igeu ‘Smiley’ Kabesa ahead of his highly anticipated bout against Durban’s favourite Saxon ‘One Minute Monster’ Delafield. Get to the open workout at Gateway on Saturday 28 March and see them face-off for the first time ahead of their bout.
Written by Neil Rooke, following is a short exert from the intriguing story into Kabesa’s background published yesterday, see the full article here: efcww.com/1y4GXUa
“Life for me was very hard,” Kabesa told Combat Press, “growing up having no family but my brother [Texier Kabesa]. In children homes from the age of six, my brother always gave me hope [and] pushed me so we can get out of the hard times.
“When I was placed in a children’s home, after four or so months the wrestling club came to the home [and] got some boys and girls. That time, I was eight years old and just fell in love with the sport and never stopped.”