Johannesburg (South Africa) – On May 01 one of Africa’s greatest new MMA prospects makes his professional debut. 19 year old Saxon Delafield, currently undefeated in an incredible 14 amateur bouts, steps into the Hexagon to face the now seasoned Pietie ‘Thunder’ Coxen.
Delafield’s current record is no surprise. The son of Durban MMA and Kickboxing trainer Mark Delafied, Saxon has been immersed in the martial arts since before he can remember.
He first started kickboxing at the age of eight, and at the age of 12 made the transition to MMA.
“I followed my Dad into it,” said Delafield, “he was a professional fighter at the time.”
Apart from Delafield’s 14 straight victories, he enters the Hexagon with a massive kickboxing record of 68-6, as well as two amateur MMA titles and the South African amateur MMA welterweight title.
His fight name, the ‘One Minute Monster’, is a further clue to his impressive talents.
“I’ve won 90% of my MMA fights in under a minute,” said Delafied. “The name came from there.”
Of course there is a vast difference between the amateur and the professional arena, something his opponent Coxen knows well.
Coxen made his own EFC AFRICA debut with a brilliant knock out of the night over Nigeria’s Steven Momah, but thereafter stumbled against the ferocious attack of Cape Town’s Sibusiso Mdoko. He will be bringing all of his hard won, big stage experience to facing the young prodigy.
Coxen vs. Delafield takes place on the EFC AFRICA 29 prelim card, and can only be seen live at the venue, live and in stunning HD at selected www.sterkinekor.com cinemas throughout South Africa, or streamed online at www.efcafrica.tv.
To get to know more of Saxon, follow him on Twitter at @SaxBombEFC.
EFC AFRICA 29, presented by BetXchange.com, takes place on Thursday 01 May 2014 at the Carnival City Big Top Arena, Johannesburg. Tickets on sale now at www.computicket.com. Book your cinema ticket to all 13 fights live and in stunning HD at www.sterkinekor.com. Watch the entire event live, from anywhere on the globe, via online streaming at www.efcafrica.tv.