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Bulawayo Bomber gets fight

by Ricky Zililo
18 May 2016 at 07:34hrs | Views
SOUTH Africa-based Zimbabwean pugilist Elvis Moyo is a relieved man after finally getting an opponent for a non-title fight at Sun City in Rustenburg next month. Moyo is due to fight Ricky Misholas on June 17.

His last fight was in December when he knocked out Vandam Mbuyi at Carnival City in Johannesburg.

Known as the "Bulawayo Bomber" in cage fighting circles, Moyo turned into a cage fighter in 2014 after going for a lengthy period without any challengers in boxing, and he is hoping Misholas doesn't chicken out like other heavyweight fighters before him.

"I've missed two competitions this year because the opponents I was supposed to fight chickened out. I was supposed to fight in March and May, but that failed. Most fighters are afraid to face me, but I'm relieved that I will be back in the octagon on a special day when I fight Misholas on June 17. This will be Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) Africa's 50th edition and I'm excited," said Moyo.

This will be the first fight between the Zimbabwean fighter and the Congolese.

The two had their June 2015 fight cancelled at the last minute, resulting in Moyo fighting Tomasz Kowalkowski of Poland.

Kowalkowski handed Moyo his third EFC xtreme Fighting Championship Africa career loss after just 37 seconds.

Moyo's victories in EFC Africa were against Sors Grobbelaar in his debut cage fight in March 2014, Wilhelm Strauss in August and Didier-Kilola in November of the same year. He also beat Lance Cerenio in February last year.

The Bulawayo Bomber lost twice in 2014 to Brendon Groenwald in May and Andrew Van Zyl in July.

Misholas' victories were against Dewald Botes, Strauss and Paul Kietzmann, with his defeats coming from Cyril Asker, Didier, Ruan Potts, Grobbelaar and Mahmoud Hassan. Moyo and Misholas' fight will be broadcast live on SuperSport.

Source - chronicle