Sun City, South Africa – EFC 54 is just over four weeks out and the headlining heavyweight title fight has seen a massive change in lineup. The former champion Danie van Heerden was stripped of his title and suspended and now the former two-time champion Andrew ‘One Gear’ van Zyl has stepped in. He faces the number one contender and former African boxing champion Elvis ‘Bomber’ Moyo.
The two men first fought at EFC 31 in a fight that saw van Zyl leave as the victor. Now, over two years later ‘The Bomber’ not only has his shot at redemption but has his shot at the title.
The last time fans saw Moyo in action was at EFC 50 in Sun City where he fought in an exhilarating back-and-forth war of heavy-laden fists with ill intent against DRC’s knockout artist Ricky Misholas. The more disciplined and powerful athlete on the night, Moyo, out-boxed Misholas to claim a second round TKO win. Riding a two-fight streak of early finishes, Moyo looks to carry his winning momentum to claim EFC gold.
Van Zyl is a legend in the organization. He has captured the EFC championship twice, is a fan favourite and is one of the most experienced athletes on the roster. He is known for his gutsy performances and iron like jaw, being able to absorb every punch ever thrown at him, shake it off, and deliver his own heavy fists right back at his opponent. While he is known for his grappling acumen, it is van Zyl’s resilience and punching power that has brought him to victory so many times.
“This fight is going to be epic,” stated EFC President Cairo Howarth. He continued, “two giant men with KO power like few others have.”
This massive event at Sun City not only sees the boxing power-house, Elvis Moyo go head-to-head with the iron-jawed Andrew van Zyl for the heavyweight championship, but also sees the inaugural women’s flyweight and the interim flyweight championships at stake, don’t miss it!
EFC 54: Van Zyl vs Moyo, Power vs Lino, Buys vs Mdlalose presented by SUPABETS, takes place on Saturday 15 October 2016 at Sun City, North West. Tickets are on sale now at www.computicket.com, and the 5 main card bouts will be broadcast live on kwesesports.com (Sub-Saharan Africa) and Kwesé Free Sports (Kenya) starting at 20:00 (CAT) and on e.tv (South Africa) on Friday 21 October after the 20:30 (CAT) movie. Full broadcast details available on www.efcworldwide.com.