13 Nov 2019, 12:18 IST

Tarik Khbabez in action
Tarik Khbabez in motion

A number of-time Muay Thai and kickboxing World Champion Tarik “The Tank” Khbabez is all however able to sq. off with KLF Heavyweight Kickboxing World Champion Roman Kryklia for the inaugural ONE Mild Heavyweight Kickboxing World Championship this Saturday night time.

The 2 athletes face one another at ONE: AGE OF DRAGONS, set for the Cadillac Area, Beijing, China on 16 November.

Forward of their highly-anticipated rematch, Khbabez is detailing what units him aside from the competitors, and why he’s destined for the ONE World Title.

“My power in kickboxing is that I’m a tank,” Khbabez mentioned. 

“I press ahead in a single path. I’m there to assault. My strongest weapon is boxing.”

“The Tank” has a formidable skilled file of 46-5-1 and hasn’t been defeated in three years. He began his journey in martial arts at an early age with Karate and boxing then afterward pursued kickboxing.

Recognized for his aggressive come-forward model and uncanny sturdiness, the Dutch-Moroccan fighter has remained unbeaten in his ONE Tremendous Collection stint. He bought his nickname “The Tank” due to his potential to stroll by harm.

However extra importantly, Khbabez believes he has the intangible qualities obligatory for fulfillment on the highest stage.

“In additional than 50 boxing matches, I solely misplaced 5 instances,” Khbabez mentioned.

Tarik Khbabez
Tarik Khbabez

“When you practice exhausting sufficient, you may defeat anybody. What makes me higher than my opponent is that I’ve the guts of a fighter.”

Each Khbabez and Kryklia are thought-about among the many finest within the sport. On Saturday night time in Beijing, they’ll decide who reigns supreme on the worldwide stage of competitors, and a brand new ONE Mild Heavyweight Kickboxing World Champion might be topped.

In the primary occasion of ONE: AGE OF DRAGONS are fellow strikers Ilias Ennahachi and Wang Wenfeng, who go head-to-head for Ennahachi’s ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Championship.

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