Moroccos Zakaria Tijarti Wins WMTA Thai Boxing World Championship

By Zakaria wadghiriRabat – Moroccan boxer Zakaria Tijarti won the World Muay Thai Association (WMTA) title of Full Muay Thai World Champion for under 66 kilograms in Marrakech on Saturday. He defeated the Venezuelan-Spaniard Mikel Sortino by the points system after both failed to achieve a knockout.In the five-round match, Tijarti took on Sortino, the former World Kickboxing League (WKL) intercontinental champion. Read Also: Court Gives Moroccan Boxer Mohamed Rabii Suspended Sentence for Affair“Thanks to all the Moroccan people for the great support before and after the fight,” Spain’s Sortino wrote on Instagram. Tijarti was the winner of the 4th Mohammed VI Kickboxing Grand Prix in 2018. Born into a family of Muay Thai artists in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 1991, Tijarti started his career in Thai boxing in 2010, according to the website Team Tijarti.In 1984, Dutch kickboxing coach Thom Harinck founded the WMTA, one of the oldest Muay Thai organizations.

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