Financial Services Fight Night… Intense but Friendly Rivalry!
Thursday, 3 March 2016 at The Cape Quarter 27 Somerset Road Green Point, Cape Town
The Armoury Boxing Club in partnership with sponsors Thomson Reuters, hosted the 5th annual Financial Services Charity Fight Night on Thursday, 3 March 2016.
The call for contenders went out in September 2015, and Edge IT Specialist, Jaco Niemand accepted the challenge. All the contenders – men and women of all ages and levels of fitness – underwent a four month rigorous training programme, from November to March, under the instruction of professional boxing coaches.
Jaco was transformed into a ‘white collar’ boxer Jaco “Smokin” Niemand for a night.
The Financial Services Fight Night is a great cause too, as it raises funds for children’s charities. This year’s chosen charity was True North www.true-north.co.za, which is a growing community based NGO working in the very important area of early childhood development. The funds raised will be used in their Plum Road building project.
Edge Capital was proud to support Jaco and sponsor the Jaco “Smokin” Niemand vs. Francois ‘The Beige Buffalo’ Botha bout on the night.
The five annual Financial Services fight nights have raised over R1m for children’s charities.