Zack Mwekassa: “The things I have gone through are heavy on my mind” (Youtube-Clip)
“Two weeks ago, car-jackers tried to kill Zack Mwekassa in South Africa. The gun clicked when the trigger was pulled but nothing happened. When the criminal went to fix his gun, he accidentally ejected the clip instead. Mwekassa ran for his life. It is just the latest incident in a storied life, one which has packed more than its fair share of trials into his thirty years. He fled his native Congo when rebel groups kidnapped and beat him for refusing to join them. He subsequently survived a venomous snake bite, a stabbing and a volcanic eruption before making his way to South Africa, where he now lives. Some memories haunt him, particularly things he saw as a young man at the height of the Congo Civil War. Sometimes, he says, the memories feel too hard to bear. But so far he has borne up, powered through and succeeded. He has been heavyweight champion of Africa, won an intercontinental boxing title and had a crack at the GLORY world light-heavyweight championship. On Saturday April 16, he will fight in the headline fight of the GLORY SUPERFIGHT SERIES 29 card in Copenhagen, Denmark. The fight airs live and exclusively worldwide on UFC Fight Pass, at 1pm ET and on demand thereafter.The SUPERFIGHT SERIES card is followed by GLORY 29 COPENHAGEN, headlined by welterweight champion Nieky Holzken against challenger Yoann Kongolo. It airs live on ESPN 3 in the US and re-airs at 7pm on ESPN 2″ (GloryWorldSeries, 2016).