By: Mazizi Ndzimela | Tue 12 May 2015, 11:00
Only the strongest survive the brutal world of boxing and rugby.
Only the strongest survive in the brutal worlds of boxing and rugby. We’re talking about men who insist on getting on with business even when concussions render them immobile, broken bones limit their movements and blood blurs their vision. Almost every time these fearless gladiators have to be manhandled off the field of play or out of the ring.
With Super Rugby action and international boxing available on DStv Premium and in HD on the DStv Explora, the clash has taken a whole new meaning. But we can't help but wonder which sport rules supreme?
Looks can be deciving
As we mentioned before, rugby players are a resilient bunch, Charles Piutau of the Blues injured his knee in the game against the Force, however don't be fooled because if his team needed his services he would happily jump right back into action, injury or no injury.
Catch the Blues against the tough as nails Bulls Friday 15 May on SS1 at 09:35 in HD.
Even though James Kirkland was knocked out cold on the third round against Mexican sensation Canelo Alvarez in their super Welterweight bout on Sunday, the American could not understand why the ref stopped the fight. It doesn’t matter in which dimension a boxer wakes up after a KO, the show must go on.
Take humiliation like a man
Anyone who has ever played the game of rugby, and was unfortunate enough to get the dreaded hand-off will tell you how unpleasant it can get. Rugby players will casually tell you "Don't get mad, get even".
Find out if Lions winger Courtnall Skosan will get a taste of his medicine in the Super Rugby game against the Brumbies on Saturday 16 May on SS1 at 17:05, you can stream the game on DStv Now for Android, iOS and online.
The reigning WBA and IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin took much pleasure in knocking out 29 victims from his 32 fights. The question on everyone’s mind remains, will Willie Monroe, Jr. be the man to finally take down the God of War?
Will Monroe, Jr be the man to avenge those before him, or will he too have to deal with humiliation of kissing the canvas? Catch this mega fight on Sunday 17 May on SS7 from 03:00.
Check out the Super Rugby matches to look forward this weekend:
Friday 15 May
Blues vs Bulls on SS1 at 09:35
Reds vs Rebels on SS1 at 11:40
Sunday 16 May
Hurricanes vs Chiefs on SS1 at 09:35
Waratahs vs Sharks on SS1 at 11:40
Lions vs Brumbies on SS1 at 17:05
Cheetahs vs Highlanders on SS1 at 19:10