18/03/2021 - 21:02:48


Rescheduled To 9th April

Dar es Salaam, Thursday 18th March 2021 -- Rumble in Dar 2 Rescheduled To 9th April as Tanzania Observes 14 Days of Mourning for President John Magufuli

Rumble In Dar series co-promoters The Jackson Group, Global Boxing Stars and Epic Sports and Entertainment, today announced that the Second Edition of the series, that was due to take place at the Next Door Arena on March 26th, has been rescheduled to April 9th following the passing of President John Magufuli on Wednesday.

“Following the passing of President Magufuli, we have decided to to reschedule the March 26th event so that we and the people of Tanzania can show our respect and observe fourteen days of National Mourning.

“Rumble in Dar, the Second Edition will now take place on Friday 9th April 2021.” Said Kelvin Twissa, Director and Founder of the Jackson Group.

The headline fight on second edition of the Rumble in Dar series sees Tanzania’s Hassan Mwakinyo (18-2-0) in action against Zimbabwean Brendon Denes of Zimbabwe (8-0-0) for the the vacant WBC Africa (WBC-ABU) Super Welterweight Championship.

The co-main event pits Nigerian Olanrewaju Durodora (34-0-8) against Tanzania’s Shaban Jongo (8-1-2) for the WBC Africa (WBC-ABU) championship.

Eight further international contests, featuring fighters from around Africa as well as Ukraine and Bulgaria support the two championship contests.

The event will be broadcast live across Sub-Saharan Africa exclusively by Plus TV, which is available exclusively on DSTV channel number 294 in more than 30 African countries as well as syndicated globally to linear and digital channels (check local channel listings) and on-line at FITE TV.

For further information or interview requests please contact:

Kelvin Twissa
CEO - The Jackson Group
Tel: +255 (0) 758 594 899

Scott Patrick Farrell
CEO - Global Boxing Stars
Tel: (+267) 7451 7443

For Broadcast Distribution/Syndication please contact
Steve Webber
Head of Broadcasting
Go Sports & Entertainment Limited
Tel: (UK) +44 (0)7721 785778