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Moroccan Kickboxing Champion Cancels Fight in Solidarity with Earthquake Victims

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Moroccan Kickboxing Champion Cancels Fight in Solidarity with Earthquake Victims

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Introduction

Moroccan kickboxing champion Badr Hari made the decision to cancel his fight against Briton James McSweeney during the “Glory 88” event in Paris. This cancellation was done as a gesture of solidarity towards the victims of the recent earthquake in Morocco.

Hari’s Statement

Prior to the fight, Hari addressed the fans, saying, “Now is the time of sunset, and may God have mercy on those who died.”

Other Matches

The event featured other Moroccan champions as well. Elias Hamouche emerged victorious in the middleweight category, defeating German Florian Kruger. Elias Shakir, another Moroccan fighter, was defeated by Frenchman Diagi Camara. Additionally, Sarah Mosaddek suffered a knockout loss against American Van Soest.

The Earthquake

A powerful earthquake, measuring 7 on the Richter scale, struck various regions of Morocco. The epicenter was located in the Al-Haouz and Marrakesh areas.

Rescue Operations and Mourning

Medical sources and civil defense officials in Morocco expect the death toll to rise as rescue operations continue. In response to the tragedy, the Moroccan royal court declared three days of national mourning and ordered all public buildings to fly flags at half-staff.

Source

Source: Hespress

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