YASSINE BOUGHANEM SET TO MAKE HIS FIRST
TITLE DEFENSE IN BELGIUM

30 Sep 2018


Current WBC MuayThai super-heavyweight champion of the world, Yassine
Boughanem, will make his first defence of his coveted championship title on Saturday the 13th of October in Europe’s political and diplomatic capital, Brussels.
The elite fighting combatant who will square off against the champion is Estonian powerhouse, Unu Jurenkal, a man focused on a mission to dethrone the current king of the WBC super-heavyweight division,a monumental task
in itself but a surmountable one all the same!

Diplomacy will go out the proverbial window when these heavy-hitters collide over five, three minutes of full MuayThai action, as the champion puts his title on the line against #4 world ranked Jurenkal.

It’s close to seven months since that glorious night at Bangkok’s famed Rajadamnern stadium when both Boughanem brothers were first crowned as
WBC world champions, a night forever etched in MuayThai history as it was
the first-time two siblings were simultaneously enthroned as champions of the
WBC MuayThai.

On that defining night for the siblings: Yassine overcame a formidable
challenger in American fighter Steven Banks, himself a former WBC MuayThai super-heavyweight world champion – Yassine showcased his dominant skillset of the science of eight limbs to outgun the former champ -- to seal the deal --and
grab green glory.

The challenger, Jurenkal, goes into this highly anticipated championship clash off the back of a string of impressive victories, most recently this past week in Tallinn, where he overcame Belarusian warrior Francesco Xhaja, via a unanimous points decision,
whilst also securing some notable recent victories in the Kingdom of Thailand,
conquests which made the WBC MuayThai global rankings committee take
notice of his exploits.
The stage for this upcoming ‘clash of titans’ will once again be the Phoenix
Fighting Championship promotion, this time part X. The organizers are moving
back to the global stage after the success of forays into London, The Lebanon
and of course the trifecta of past events in the Kingdom of Thailand; Lumpinee
stadium, the island of Phuket and the aforementioned Rajadamnern stadium.

Will the silky skills of the flamboyant Boughanem be enough for him to defend
his prized title or will the steel and grit of Jurenkal crown Estonia’s first ever
WBC MuayThai world champion? Those lucky enough to attend this event will
be in store for ‘MuayThai fireworks.’
On behalf of WBC MuayThai Chairman Pol. General Kovid Bhakdibhumi,
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, and the entire WBC team we wish both
fighters the best of luck for their impending matchup.

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