Irishman Ayo Daly replaces Peter Queally against van Staden at EFC 38

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SBG ireland’s Peter ‘Showstopper’ Queally has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout with Martin van Staden. Fellow Irishman and Team Ryano prospect Ayo Daly will replace Queally at EFC 38 in Durban on 4th April 2015.

Daly made a successful pro debut earlier this month with a dominant decision victory over Matas Stebuliauskas at King of Kings in Lithuania.

“I have been watching Ayo Daly for a long time,” said EFC Matchmaker Graeme Cartmell. “He has travelled with and been part of nearly every one of Fadipe’s EFC fights, plus he cornered and trained Fadipe ahead of his devastating victory over van Staden, which saw van Staden out of competition for over a year.” He added, “I called him this morning. He said he knows Martin’s style, and he accepted the fight immediately. I believe this makes him a very serious threat.”

“Daly has some massive shoes to fill,” stated EFC president Cairo Howarth. “The whole country of Ireland was behind Queally for his bout and I know they will rally in support of Daly as he now takes on van Staden in front of his home crowd. This is a huge test for him, but the last two Irishman that competed in EFC conquered the best that the division had to offer.”

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