Anicet Returns To Face New Threat

Battles Nienaber at EFC AFRICA 20

Kanyeba Anicet in action against Boyd Allen at EFC AFRICA 19

Johannesburg (South Africa) – Congolese boxing champion Kanyeba Anicet returns to the EFC AFRICA Hexagon in a bout against new signing Barend ‘BB Gun’ Nienaber at EFC AFRICA 20, 27 June at Carnival City.

Kanyeba made his own debut at EFC AFRICA 19 where he faced the hugely experienced and deadly Boyd Allen. It was a trial by fire for the boxer who felt he was competitive on his feet but admits Allen’s ground game was too much for him.

“I am working towards becoming a complete MMA fighter,” says Anicet. “I know BB is a kickboxer but I will be looking to take the fight wherever it goes. I would like two or three fights, and then I want to face Boyd again.”

Nienaber is an SA Muay Thai champion with a Muay Thai record of 12-0. He has an amateur MMA record of 8-1 and will be making his pro debut at EFC AFRICA 20.

“My main aim is to put on a good fight,” he says, “and to win. I’m looking to finish in whatever way possible. Anicet is a boxing champion which suits me fine. I’m here to fight.”

EFC AFRICA 20, presented by MusclePharm, takes place at the Carnival City Big Top Arena on 27 June 2013. Tickets on sale now at Tickets for the live broadcast to Nu Metro Cinemas available soon at

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