The ‘King’ And The ‘Young Assassin’ Collide

Johannesburg (South Africa) – Two former featherweight title contenders collide when ‘King’ Leo Gloss (8-4) goes up against Wesley ‘Young Assassin’ Hawkey (7-3) at EFC AFRICA 17 at Carnival City.

Gloss and Hawkey fought their way to title shots in the featherweight division, and both were denied the belt by the reigning champion Demarte Pena. A win on 23 November is the first step towards another shot at the title.

“I feel good, don’t want to let out all the surprises just yet, but the ‘King’ is back!” says Gloss, who has had shots at both the lightweight and featherweight titles. The ‘King’ looks to redeem himself and says he has had a great training camp, which will step up a notch in the three weeks counting down to EFC AFRICA 17.

‘The Young Assassin’ was on six fight winning streak before the loss to Pena, and is determined to start a new streak adding only victories to his record. “I am grateful to be able to fight again and the fans will see an awesome fight. Leo has very dangerous hands but that has never stopped me in the past,” says Hawkey.

This match-up plus the other nine prelim bouts are broadcast exclusively to Nu Metro cinemas across South Africa.

EFC AFRICA 17, presented by MusclePharm, takes place at the Carnival City Big Top Arena on 23 November. Tickets on sale at Computicket and tickets for the live broadcast to Nu Metro Cinemas available at

The three main card bouts will be broadcast live across Africa on, starting at 22h35 CAT, and broadcast live across North America on Fight NOW! TV, starting 16h30 EST.