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Daniel “the Jet” Zarha showed for another time his talent in Kickboxing by winning a match in Marseille. This time he brought back the European Title Belt in Savate.
“The Jet” faced LoicBeccaria in a 7×2 match with Savate rules where athletes had to wear traditional footwear used to combat in this sport discipline. The match was for the European Title Belt of IFKB, which was previously held by. Beccaria, and who himself promised that it would remain in France.
Although Beccaria had the height advantage it did not help him with Zahra. In fact the Maltese athlete began attacking close to obstruct any French action. During the seven rounds Zahra economized his strength and continued until the end with the same rhythm. After each attack he began to change strategy to find different entries and take the points. It was in the fourth round that he took a decisive point with a spinning back fist to Beccaria’s head that sent him on the canvas. Zahra started to take the points with his leg techniques to the head and with jumping spinning kicks that is so known for.
Zahra has just come from a Kickboxing match in Portugal broadcasted live on Eurosport before the final match of the Boxing competition Biggers’ Better. That time he lost with a controversial decision that gave the victory to the Portuguese athlete, but Zarha never backed down. Indeed this victory showed his talent and great technique and keeps on going till the end, no matter who his opponent is.
Noel Azzopardi was the second Maltese athlete who took part in the competition and this was his first experience of a match abroad. In November he was one of the Maltese athletes who won his match against athletes from Northern Ireland. This time he competed with Fabien Toledanoin a 5×2 match in Savateas well. He maintained the same level of the French athlete and kept on giving counter attacks but the final decision gave the victory to the French by points.
The French newspapers showed their admiration to Zahra for an excellent exhibition. Despite the difference in the discipline he was using the same techniques of professional Savateathletes, especially those involving “jumping spinning kicks” and leg techniques to the head.
The organizer of the event is of Maltese descent and for this occasion also invited the Maltese Ambassador Pierre Clive Agius who went to Marseille especially from Paris to see the Maltese contingent. He was very pleased with the Maltese victory and was unaware that in Malta we have so much talent in this kind of sport. Both Zahra and Azzopardi train with Team Noel Ying Yang Kickboxing under Master Noel Mercieca. The next Kickboxing activity will be on the 21st ofJune for the next Gladiators Night in the Greek Theatre’at Ta ‘Qali.
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By Reuben Azzopardi
On the 8th of February, Maltese local, fighter, Daniel “the Jet” Zahra will have a professional Kickboxing match that will be televised live on Eurosportstation.
“The Jet” Zahra along with his coach, Master Noel Mercieca, will go to Portugal to compete against Bruno Torres in a professional match of 5×2 with Kickboxing rules. Both athletes will go for the World Title Belt in the 64kg category. This is an important occasion for both Zahra and the Maltese Kickboxing as he will be the first Maltese athlete of this discipline that will appear on a live broadcast on Eurosport.
The evening is organized by the World Kickboxing Network (WKN) and is known as Bigger’sBetter where eight athletes from around the world of the ‘Heavy Weight’ category will compete in Boxing. This is an event of high level and every time is broadcast live on Eurosport. Before the final Boxing match there will be the Kickboxing match between Zahra and Torres.
For the athlete of the Ying Yang Kickboxing this is only his first match for this year as for March he is invited by the French federation “International Federation of Kombat Boxing (IFKB)” to compete again with the rules of Savate.
The Ying Yang Kickboxing has become the first Maltese club to have two professional athletes who compete in this discipline. In December the president of WKN, Stefan Cabrera, announced thatRuth Tanti, because of her previous victories, now stands at a professional level and is already in the top ten in her category. In 2009 she won the Title Belt in the WKN Kickboxing World Cup which was held in Malta and in 2012 won another belt of WKN.
This sport in Malta is now beginning to increase its level on a professional one and it is time that the local authorities begin to recognize this. Thus they can help other athletes in this sport to continue to train to bring Malta’s name forward on the professional arena around the world.
February 23 . 2013 / STOCKHOLM / SWEDEN
Venue : Nalen / Stockholm
WKN International promoter :
Mr Hakan Ozan and SKF ( Swedish Kickboxing Federation )
· LIVE ON SUPREMACY TV WORLDWIDE
SUPREMACY 2 : BIGGEST KICKBOXING SHOW IN SWEDEN PRESENT TOP WKN WORLD TITLE !
WKN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP KICKBOXING ORIENTALES Rules 5×3 min
Tofan PIRANI ( SWEDEAN ) vs Milan DASIC ( SERBIA )
Supremacy League is one of the top level kickboxing shows in Europe, and as such we are now presenting nothing less than a WKN WORLD K1 SUPER CRUISERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE fight. The fight in Stockholm on February 23 will be a gigantic battle between two heavyweights, with one stemming out of Sweden and the other out of Serbia.
Out of Sweden we will have one of the most internationally experienced fighters of all time – Tofan Pirani. Well known both to the Swedish audience and the rest of the world for having participated in K-1 in Tokyo as early as 1999 he has been in the international top league for almost a decade and a half. Having fought many of the world’s largest – including the humongous Bob Sapp – he brings a strong record and a long-term suite to the arena this evening.
The two times Serbian kickboxing champion is not only a huge hard-hitting juggernaut, but is also hugely experienced. Apart from being the WFF K1 European champion he has 90 boxing fights with 35 KO:s. Add to this his 65 fights in kickboxing and muaythai with 25 KO:s, this monster has 155 fights altogether with a terrifying number 60 KO:s! He is currently fighting out of Torino, Italy, but is officially representing Serbia in this world championship bout.
NOVEMBER 16 . 2012 . ANDRICHOW . POLAND
WKN International Promoter : Mr Gerard LINDER
WKN International Supervisor : Mr Emile IRIMIA ( ROMANIA ) .
LIVE ON EUROSPORT
GERARD “ BLACK DRAGON” LINDER READY FOR 4thDEFENSE OF WKN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AT HOME !
WKN KICKBOXING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Gerard LINDER . ( 3 TIME WKN WORLD CHAMPION . POLAND )
October 13 . 2012 . MAZAN . FRANCE
WKN international promoter : Mr David BLANC
WKN international supervisor : Mr Habib BAKIR
BROADCAST LIVE ON CANAL PLUS / 22 PM -22.30 PM
GBC 2012 : TOP FIGHTER FROM FAMOUS BENFICA LISBON BRUNO TORRES UNDER FINAL AGREMENT TO FIGHT MARVEN SELLAM
Marven SELLAM ( FRANCE . CHAMPION ) vs Bruno TORRES ( PORTUGAL )
Mohamed EL MIR ( DENMARK . CHAMPION ) vs Bruce CODRON ( FRANCE )
David CODRON ( FRANCE . CHAMPON ) vs Alexios IORDANIDIS ( GREECE )
Max BAUMERT ( GERMANY . CHAMPION ) vs Maxime CERRI ( FRANCE )
Griozel Mathieu ( FRANCE ) vs Omar AGAR ( DENMARK )