Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Mikixi vs Hassan at EFC Africa 14

The EFC has announced the first non title fight to grace their EFC Africa 14 event. Former EFC Africa heavyweight title contender Bernardo Mikixi will face up and coming Egyptian boxer Mahmoud Hassan in a heavyweight clash with plenty on the line. Mikixi vs Hassan is a fight I was really hoping would materialise, as I discussed in my article Matches to make after EFC 13

Bernardo "Black Panther" Mikixi

After back to back losses against elite heavyweight fighters Norman Wessels and Andrew van Zyl, Bernardo Mikixi (5-3) managed to return to his winning ways at EFC Africa 13 by defeating Calven Robinson. Mikixi (#4 Heavyweight rankings) managed to take "The Butcher" down in the first round and finish him with some heavy ground and pound. 

Mahmoud "Hellboy" Hassan

Mahmoud Hassan (3-0) managed to defeat heavyweight prospect Ricky Misholas via first round TKO at EFC 13. The Egyptian boxer, now 1-0 in the EFC, dropped Misholas with a big right hand and managed to finish him on the floor.

Bernardo Mikixi vs Mahmoud Hassan EFC 14

With heavyweight title contenders hard to come by, this fight could very well determine the next opponent for Ruan Potts, who has been sidelined from the action for far too long. Both Mikixi and Hassan looked good at EFC 13 and both fighters are on a one fight winning streak. A win for either fighter would put them within the EFC's acceptable range for a title shot. 


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