The outcome of Celeb City’s battle between actor and singer NaakMusiQ and rapper Cassper Nyovest at Sun City on Saturday triggered a social media frenzy.

While most professional bouts in men’s boxing are limited to 12 rounds, each lasting three minutes, the two stars battled for five rounds, with NaakMusiQ emerging victorious when two judges scored in his favour and the other in Cassper’s.

Both performers ducked punches and clinched their fists in front of the audience.

NaakMusiQ and Cassper had to fight with 16-ounce gloves, which president of Boxing SA’s sanctioning committee Sakhiwe Sodo told TshisaLIVE during a press conference ahead of the event was done on purpose to keep them safe. Sodo joked, “We wanted them to be exhausted so they wouldn’t damage themselves.”

“They wanted to wear 10-ounce gloves, but we insisted on sticking to our chosen governance guidelines for this.”

The 16-ounce gloves are typically utilised for sparring due to their big size, which can aid shield the boxer’s head or body when guarding.

Sodo stated that the primary goal was to secure the safety of both men while still maintaining the sport’s essential principles.

Some responses on Social Media were conflicted and some felt the fight was fixed or unfair saying:

With some saying 

“I disagree with the results… Cassper Nyovest was cheated.”

“No ways guys, I am no Cassper fan but he landed the better punches. Ay no Casper Nyovest won for me.”