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Bulawayo Bomber destroy SA's Vermeulen in round 1

by Staff reporter
05 Mar 2017 at 14:31hrs | Views

ZIMBABWE heavyweight cage fighter Elvis Moyo turned South African Mike Vermeulen into his "punch bag" when the two squared off at Carnival City in Johannesburg on March 4.

Moyo defeated Vermeulen via technical knock-ou (TKO) in Round 1 in a heavyweight clash that produced the next heavyweight number one contender.

Moyo, whose stage name is Bulawayo Bomber, was avenging for his Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) Africa title fight loss to Andrew van Zyl in October last year and as promised, he used the bout against Vermeulen to get on with his plan of another title shot.

Moyo was at his best when he overcame Vermeulen who has four career wins out of five. The South African was seeking to stretch his unbeaten run to five fights.

What made Vermeulen a tricky opponent was that he won his last fight in October against Poland's Tomasz "Kredka" Kowalkowski, who knocked out Moyo in just 37 seconds in 2015.



Moyo has now amassed 8 career wins from 12 cage fights.

The Bulawayo Bomber recorded victories over Sors "Guru" Grobbelaar in his debut cage fight in March 2014, Wilhelm "Tiny" Strauss in August and Didier-Kilola in November of the same year. He also beat Lance Cerenio in February 2015 and also handed Vandam Mbuyi a defeat in December 2015.

He exploded on Ricky Misholas last year in June and in August he beat Japanese mixed martial arts veteran Kiyoshi Tamura in the fourth round in a fight staged in Tokyo.

The Bulawayo Bomber lost twice in 2014 to Brendon Groenwald and Andrew van Zyl. His third loss was in June 2015 when he was knocked out by Kowalkowski. He lost to Van Zyl again last year in a title fight.

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