Fighting out of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ibrahim “Mr. Cool” El Bouni, 25, will make his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Battle for the Heavens” at the Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China on July 7, 2018. Like famed super heavyweight kickboxer Badr “Golden Boy” Hari, 33, El Bouni is Moroccan-Dutch.
Both Hari and El Bouni were born in Amsterdam. In particular, the latter was born and raised in Haarlem, a part of the Amsterdam metropolitan area.
At “ONE: Battle for the Heavens,” El Bouni will compete against Andre “The Giant” Meunier, 42, of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in a kickboxing contest at a catchweight of 105 kg. It will be one of the three bouts on the card under ONE Championship’s striking-only league ONE Super Series.
A young man still just at the beginning of his career, El Bouni is confident that his biggest wins are yet to come. Almost all of his wins came by way of spectacular stoppage and throughout his career, he has developed himself into a true knockout artist.
El Bouni has put his overwhelming power to good use, even winning a one-night, eight-man tournament to become the A1WCC World Champion. The young Moroccan-Dutch kickboxer is intent to rule over the heavier weight classes in ONE Super Series starting off by conquering Meunier, a four-time Kickboxing World Champion, at “ONE: Battle for the Heavens.”
Headlining “ONE: Battle for the Heavens” are Yodcherry Sityodtong, 19, of Thailand and Kai Ting “Killer Bee” Chuang, 23, of Chinese Taipei. They will compete for the very first ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Champion belt.
The other ONE Super Series bout at “ONE: Battle for the Heavens” will be a Muay Thai contest between between Saemapetch Fairtex, 23, of Thailand and Deividas “The Savage Sitsongpeenong” Danyla, 26, of Lithuania. They will compete in the bantamweight division.
Meanwhile, watch one of El Bouni’s previous kickboxing bouts here:
Ticket information for ONE: BATTLE FOR THE HEAVENS is available at www.onefc.com.