Byo Bomber ready to crush Van Zyl

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Ricky Zililo Se­nior Sports Re­porter

SOUTH African-based Zim­bab­wean cage fighter Elvis Moyo is out for re­venge in next month’s Ex­treme Fight­ing Cham­pi­onship (EFC) heavy­weight ti­tle fight with An­drew van Zyl.

Moyo, whose ring name is “The Bu­l­awayo Bomber”, was ini­tially billed to trade leather with cham­pion Danie van Heer­den, who was, how­ever, stripped of his ti­tle a few weeks ago for liken­ing Moyo to an ape.

Moyo and van Heer­den’s fight had been dubbed “The big­gest stand-up bat­tle in EFC his­tory”, but he will now face van Zyl on Oc­to­ber 15 at Sun City in Rustenburg, South Africa.

This will be Moyo’s sec­ond ca­reer fight against van Zyl, who beat him in July 2014, forc­ing the Zim­bab­wean into sub­mis­sion with an arm-bar.

“I’m ready for van Zyl and as much as I wanted to take the ti­tle away from Danie in the ring, now I just have to fo­cus on the new op­po­nent. I’m not afraid of him and over the years I’ve grown into a com­plete cage fighter since that 2014 de­feat. I can’t let this op­por­tu­nity pass as I’ve worked hard to earn an op­por­tu­nity to fight for the ti­tle,” said Moyo.

The Bu­l­awayo-born cage fighter has seven ca­reer wins from 10 cage fights.

Moyo’s vic­to­ries in EFC Africa were against Sors “Guru” Grobbe­laar in his de­but cage fight in March 2014, Wil­helm “Tiny” Strauss in Au­gust and Di­dierKilola in Novem­ber of the same year. He also beat Lance Cere­nio last year in Fe­bru­ary and also handed Van­dam Mbuyi a de­feat in De­cem­ber.

The Bu­l­awayo Bomber ex­ploded on Ricky Misholas in June and Au­gust this year be­fore he beat Ja­panese mixed mar­tial arts vet­eran Kiyoshi Ta­mura in the fourth round in a fight staged in Tokyo.

The Bu­l­awayo Bomber lost twice in 2014 to Bren­don Groen­wald and van Zyl. His third loss was last year in June when he was knocked out by Poland’s To­masz “Kredka” Kowalkowski af­ter just 37 sec­onds.

Moyo should be wary of his op­po­nent who has 13 ca­reer wins from 16 fights, eight of which were by knock­out.

“Like I said, I’ve mas­tered the art of cage fight­ing and my ground work which used to be a big chal­lenge for me

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