WKN Kickboxing Full Contact champion of the world Riyadh Alazzawi from Iraq shares his life story and future goals.

Riyadh Alazzawi started fighting when he was 13-years old claiming the title of the National champion of Iraq six times, as well as being Arabic champion twice. Then he moved to the United Kingdom and started his professional career taking British championship twice, then European title and Intercontinental.

As a result Alazzawi became a world champion and multiple times defended his title being undefeated with 47 fights, finishing 35 of the by the way of knockout.

“My hardest fight was a world title in 2008 when I broke my nose and my hand in second round and the doctor wanted to stop the fight because I was bleeding pretty bad,” he says.

“I refused and I continued the fight and I knocked him down in the 10th but he got up and I beat him and I won on points.”

Alazzawi’s latest fight was in May in England. This is where he defended his WKN world title against Slavi Stoilov of Bulgaria.

“I want to keep defending my title against anybody who comes in the future.”

“I got offered to fight for K-1 many times but I’m happy to fight for WKN.”

“I been fighting for WKN for long time and we can see it keeps rising every year more and more, with great fighters and great shows all around the World.”

“My goal is to defend my title in my country Iraq, being among my people and deliver a message from Baghdad to the World, that we are champions and we love peace.”

“And also to make a new generation of champions who can represent our country in the future.”

 

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Parviz Iskenderov

Parviz Iskenderov is a muaythai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former national champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. He covers national and world news. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.