The Lions have confirmed that flyhalf Elton Jantjies and Vodacom Bulls wing Cornal Hendricks will square off in a ‘battle of the backs’ boxing showdown on 2 September.
In a short statement released via its social media platforms, the Lions said: ‘In a historic first, the #BattleOfTheBacks is going down!’
‘Cappie Elton Jantjies will don the gloves to face the Vodacom Bulls’ Cornal Hendricks to fight it out for superiority. Fight Night will be live streamed on Facebook. ‘
According to the Lions, Jantjies, who’s stage name is Big Guns, promised that ‘there will be blood’.
In a historic first the #BattleOfTheBacks is going down! Cappie Elton Jantjies will don the gloves to face Vodacom Bulls’ Cornal Hendricks to fight it out for superiority.
Fight Night will be live-streamed on Facebook. Elton “Big Guns” Jantjies, promised: “There will be blood!” pic.twitter.com/ApFQh9oxl7
— Emirates Lions (@LionsRugbyCo) August 28, 2020
It’s boxing, but not as you know it. It’s hard-training @jantjies_elton of the @LionsRugbyCo against @BlueBullsRugby man Cornal Hendricks – live streaming on the Lions Rugby Facebook page from 7pm on Wednesday. Bring it on! #BattleoftheBacks pic.twitter.com/eWxmPQmPNc
— Clinton van der Berg (@ClintonV) August 28, 2020
Photo: Lions Rugby/Twitter