Johannesburg, South Africa – It was announced yesterday that flyweight champion Nkazimulo ‘Zuluboy’ Zulu was involved in a car accident and had withdrawn from his scheduled title fight against JP Buys on 4 March.
Zulu was running in Alberton in preparation for his fight with Buys when he was accidentally struck by a car. He was rushed to Bertha Gxowa Hospital and it was discovered by X-Ray that he did not have any broken bones from the accident. Once released, he was referred to world-renowned Dr. Evan Speechly for MRI and diagnoses. It’s been diagnosed that he is suffering from heavy bruising and swelling. He is expected to be out of action for a few weeks.
“I was doing my morning running like I always do,” explained Zulu. “When I got to the light it was green for me so I continued running and then I saw the car out of the corner of my eye. So, I manage to jump a bit and got hit on my knee and hip and hit the windscreen. Now I am on crutches and in a brace.
Car after hitting flyweight champion Nkazimulo Zulu.
Zulu will have a checkup next week Wednesday to be cleared.
“This is devastating news,” stated EFC President Cairo Howarth. “While it is a serious injury, we are thankful it was nothing life-threatening. We wish Zulu a speedy recovery to full health.”
Zulu and Buys will now face each other to unify the EFC flyweight championship on Saturday 13 May at Carnival City.
EFC 59: Zulu vs Buys on Saturday 13 May 2017 at Carnival City, Johannesburg. Tickets are on sale soon at www.computicket.com, and the 5 main card bouts will be broadcast live on kwesesports.com (Sub-Saharan Africa), Kwesé Free Sports (Kenya & Rwanda) and live in South Africa on SABC 3 starting at 21:00 (CAT). Full broadcast details available on www.efcworldwide.com.