His­tory beck­ons for Bu­l­awayo Bomber

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

SOUTH African-based Zim­bab­wean cage fighter Elvis Moyo is con­fi­dent of knock­ing out An­drew van Zyl in tonight’s Ex­treme Fight­ing Cham­pi­onship (EFC) heavy­weight ti­tle fight.

Moyo and van Zyl trade leather in a fight dubbed, “The big­gest stand-up bat­tle in EFC his­tory”, at Sun City in Rusten­burg, South Africa.

Moyo, whose ring name is “The Bu­l­awayo Bomber”, de­clared him­self ready for tonight’s bat­tle and said he would be out for re­venge against his op­po­nent who beat him in July 2014, forc­ing the Zim­bab­wean into sub­mis­sion with an arm-bar.

Tonight’s bill is Moyo’s sec­ond ca­reer fight against van Zyl.

“I’ve worked hard for this ti­tle fight and such op­por­tu­ni­ties to com­pete for a ti­tle are hard to come by, mean­ing that I should do my best to be the cham­pion. I’m ready to fight An­drew.

“I’ve dropped my last three op­po­nents ei­ther in two rounds or less and I’ve knocked them out. So to me it’s one way, knock­out. An­drew is go­ing to be right there in front of me and it’s just how much dam­age I want to in­flict on him. By the end of the night I’ll be the man to beat at EFC,” said Moyo.

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

Moyo, whose ring name is “The Bu­l­awayo Bomber”, recorded vic­to­ries over Sors “Guru” Grobbe­laar in his de­but cage fight in March 2014, Wil­helm “Tiny” Strauss in Au­gust and Di­dier-Kilola 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.

Van Zyl has 13 ca­reer wins from 16 fights, eight of which were by knock­outs.

Moyo should be wary of his op­po­nent who is good on the ground.

“I’ve mas­tered the art of cage fight­ing and my ground work which used to be a big chal­lenge for me has vastly im­proved. He is fac­ing a com­plete fighter and he won’t stop me from get­ting that ti­tle. Ac­tu­ally, he should be afraid of me be­cause I’m go­ing to crush him,” said Moyo.

— @ZililoR

Elvis ‘The Bu­l­awayo Bomber’ Moyo

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