Botha has a trail of high-level wrestling accolades behind him. He is both a junior and senior South African champion, a commonwealth champion, a bronze medalist at the Africa Open where he competed in the senior category while still a junior, and is an Olympic Games qualifier.
He made his Hexagon debut at EFC AFRICA 21. There he fulfilled his potential just as was predicted, blasting through Hexagon veteran Mawande Mazithambe with a slick arm triangle in the first round.
This coming Thursday he faces Durban based newcomer Baldwin Mdlalose, an athlete making his pro debut but already a multiple amateur champion with a record of 14-4.
No doubt Botha will be pushing for a powerful victory to build on his already impressive start.
This bout can be seen live at Carnival City, Johannesburg, or larger than life, in full HD, at selected Nu Metro cinemas throughout South Africa. Alternatively, stream P. Botha vs. Mdlalose live at efcafrica.tv from anywhere in the world.
EFC AFRICA 23, presented by MusclePharm, takes place at the Carnival City Big Top Arena on 12 September 2013. Tickets on sale now at www.computicket.com. Tickets for the live broadcast to Nu Metro Cinemas available soon at www.numetro.com.
Broadcast information and full fight card available at efcafrica.com