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GERMANY’S MAX MERTEN RETURNS

TF1 contestant has dropped to welterweight to face top contender Conrad Seabi

08 November 2017

GERMANY’S MAX MERTEN RETURNS

Johannesburg, South Africa - The stacked EFC 66 fight card which also sees the Finale of the reality show TF1 take place, is set to witness one of the most anticipated re-matches in EFC history… and with another announcement of what promises to be a highly explosive battle, it continues to grow!

It has just been confirmed that top welterweight contender, Conrad ‘Cage Wise’ Seabi, has signed to clash with TF1 contestant, Germany’s Max ‘The German Tank’ Merten.

Fighting out of ‘Brothers in Arms’ in Pretoria, South Africa, Seabi has been seemingly unstoppable of late and has earned a name as one of the toughest athletes on the roster.

On an impressive three fight win streak, he is fast becoming a relevant prospect in the welterweight championship conversation.

Undefeated as a professional, Max Merten made his EFC debut as a contestant on the reality TV show ‘The Fighter – Season 1’ (the finalists of which will do battle in the EFC 66 main event).

Under tough and irregular training conditions, Merten lost his professional exhibition bout to South Africa’s Brendan Lesar, but now with a full training camp behind him he is determined to do and show more. He has subsequently moved from middleweight to the lighter welterweight division, a decision that should amplify his already feared one punch KO power.

Max hails from UFD gym in Dusseldorf, Germany, and carries the pride of his country behind him. He has two major aims at EFC 66. Firstly, he seeks to redeem his TF1 loss and show audiences why he was initially selected for the show, and secondly, he aims to KO whoever stands in his way.

Merten simply stated when signing for the fight. “My opponent won’t see the end of the third round. ‘The German Tank’ will roll over every opponent they put in front of him,”

This bout takes place ahead of the highly anticipated TF1 Finale and ahead of the undisputed bantamweight championship unification fight between Demarte Pena and Irshaad Sayed.

EFC 66 Pena vs Sayed 2, TF1 Finale, is presented by Constantia Insurance and takes place on Saturday 16 December live from Time Square, Pretoria. Tickets are on sale soon at computicket.com, and the 5 main card bouts will be broadcast live on kwesesports.com (Sub-Saharan Africa), Kwesé Free Sports 1 (Kenya & Rwanda) and live in South Africa on SABC 3 starting at 21:00 (CAT). Full broadcast details available on efcworldwide.com.


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