Moyo ea­ger for another ti­tle fight

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

DE­SPITE los­ing the Ex­treme Fight­ing Cham­pi­onship (EFC) heavy­weight ti­tle fight to South African Andrew van Zyl on Satur­day night, Zim­bab­wean pugilist Elvis Moyo is pleased with his per­for­mance and is hope­ful of a come­back.

He lost through a tech­ni­cal knock­out in the fourth minute of the last round after Van Zyl man­aged to mount the Bu­l­awayo Bomber en­sur­ing he wasn’t able to land killer blows with his el­bows.

Moyo looked set to win the bout, hav­ing ear­lier landed heavy punches on his op­po­nent, who was wait­ing for a chance for the take­down at Sun City in Rusten­burg, South Africa.

“It was a great fight and I made a small mis­take at a cru­cial stage which cost me the match.

“If you look at the de­struc­tion I caused on Andrew, you’ll ap­pre­ci­ate how dan­ger­ous I am and how lucky he was to win,” said Moyo.

“If he was some­one else, he would have been out of there the mo­ment I touched him.

“I’m happy with the way I per­formed and I’m look­ing for­ward to my next fight, as I start another jour­ney to­wards a ti­tle fight.”

It took Moyo 10 matches, seven wins and three de­feats, to get a ti­tle fight.

Moyo said Van Zyl did his home­work ahead of the week­end bout.

“Andrew is good on the ground, as he is a clinch spe­cial­ist. He tried on a num­ber of times to get me, but I was alert and landed lots of punches on him.

“The way I hit him he could hardly walk after the fight and had lots of bruises and a blood­ied face. I guess the fans got value for their money,” Moyo said.

Van Zyl de­scribed Moyo as an an­i­mal and praised him for a great fight.

“What an an­i­mal, what a great fight, thank you Elvis Moyo,” Van Zyl said after the match.

“After the crazy week­end, I would just like to say thank you to Elvis. That was a tough fight and you were a great op­po­nent, prob­a­bly the best chal­lenge I have had in my ca­reer.

“Head up big man, your chance will come again. Much love and re­spect,” he said — @ZililoR.

Zim­bab­wean pugilist Elvis Moyo

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