POTTS ROUGH AND READY FOR ACTION
Champion confident that he will keep the title
15 October 2012
EFC AFRICA Heavyweight Championship
RUAN POTTS vs. BERNARDO MIKIXI
EFC AFRICA Featherweight Championship
DEMARTE PENA vs. TERENCE GRIESSEL
EFC AFRICA Welterweight Championship
JADYSON COSTA vs. MICHIEL OPPERMAN
WADE HENDERSON vs. TUMELO MAPHUTHA
GARETH BUIRSKI vs. MARKUS TALJAARD
FRANCOIS KABULU vs. NICHOLAS RADLEY
ANDREW VAN ZYL vs. IAN VISSER
JC LAMPRECHT vs. DANIEL SINCLAIR
DANIE VAN HEERDEN vs. DAIN NEVELING
FRANCOIS GROENEWALD vs. JEAN LUC KAZADI
RICKY MISHOLAS vs. WILHELM STRAUSS
WADE GROTH vs. KHALIL AKLEKER
BRENDON GROENEWALD vs. SORS GROBBELAAR
Johannesburg (South Africa) - The tension and excitement builds – fight night is only four days away! The heavyweight champ, Ruan Potts, will defend his title against Bernardo Mikixi at EFC AFRICA 16 and Potts is more than confident that the belt is going home with him once again.
Potts has been training hard for this epic battle that awaits. “Training is going very well and I have no injuries holding me back. I have been training overseas and it has been a quite an experience to learn from the international athletes,” says Potts.
According to the champ, the level of competition at EFC AFRICA is on par with the top international promotions. “In terms of training it is very much the equivalent of what we have in South Africa, the only thing that separates local athletes is experience, but at the rate EFC AFRICA is developing we are catching up extremely quickly.”
Even with all his experience Potts still gets nervous during fight week and on the night. The ever calm Potts says “of course I get nervous, it’s a huge thing!”
Mikixi reckons that Potts and himself are both working towards the same game plan with a KO up their sleeve, but Potts disagrees: “I never look for a KO, I look for a win.” This epic clash of the titans is definitely one not to be missed.
EFC AFRICA 16, presented by MusclePharm, takes place at the Carnival City Big Top Arena on 19 October. Tickets on sale at Computicket www.computicket.com and tickets for the live broadcast to Nu Metro Cinemas available at www.numetro.com. The three main card bouts will be broadcast live across Africa on e.tv, starting at 22h30 CAT.