Kickboxing: New date for Badr Hari’s fight

Badr Hari’s fight against Benjamin Adegbuyi, initially scheduled for November 7, was moved to December 19 following the Moroccan kick-boxer coronavirus contamination a few weeks ago.

Badr Hari Hari tested positive for the coronavirus in October, which meant that the initial date of November 7 in Ahoy could not be met.

As part of the measures taken to combat the coronavirus’s spread, sporting events may not take place with an audience at this time. Organizer Glory announced Thursday that the fight between Hari and Adegbuyi would continue in a closed studio with no audience. The location of the gala is not yet known.

Adegbuyi, 35, of Romania, has won 40 of his 46 kickboxing matches, 19 times by knockout. Since 2018, he has triumphed in six of his seven games. It was only against the Moroccan Jamal Ben Saddik that he fell.

For his part, Hari during his last fight, had failed in his attempt to strip Rico Verhoeven of his title of world champion. He was injured in the third round and therefore had to give up the game.

It was Hari’s second fight for Glory since serving a prison sentence. In March 2018, he won a fight against Hesdy Gerges, also in the Ahoy Arena. However, both boxers were subsequently suspended for doping.

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