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Feature Story | Rob “Black Tiger” Simbowe

Robert “Black Tiger” Simbowe is a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter currently based in Johannesburg. He describes himself as tough and disciplined but also humble and down to earth. In this edition, Robert gives Joanne a glimpse into his life as an athlete in the industry.

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(Note* This is only a supplementary post, please see the full interview in Issue 20 of ZASA Magazine (May 2017), download the issue free here)

Here he is at the media day in preparation for the fight this coming Saturday (13th May 2017).

Zambia's @robsimbowe is loud and proud! #EFC59

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We also caught up with the energetic athlete in the days leading up to his interview at one of his regular training sessions in Illovo.


Rob with fellow South African MMA fighter Sithembiso “Zulu” Hadebe

Rob hopes the Zambian community wishes him the best of luck in his upcoming bout.

Show your support and catch “The Black Tiger” face off Anicet Kanyeba on May 13th at Carnival City at this year’s Extreme Fighting Championship.

Tickets available at Computicket (link below) and at the event.

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Associated links: Book match tickets at Computicket here | EFC Fighter Profile

Rob on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Images credit: EFC Website

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