Nicolas Wamba retires from fighting
Nicolas Wamba with Sylvester Stallone at Fight Night Saint Tropez 2013 / Pic: Facebook

Nicolas Wamba hangs up the gloves

One of the most prominent French heavyweights of the current era of Kickboxing Planet, Nicolas Wamba hangs up the gloves. According to Boxemag the decision was made due to health issues.

In what has appeared to be his final fight, in June 2017 Nicolas Wamba scored a unanimous decision against Brazilian Jhonata Diniz at GLORY 42 Paris. Post-fight he was hospitalized, and was later diagnosed with Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) in the brain, which is a brief episode of neurological dysfunction caused by loss of blood flow.

Under the patronage of Christophe Dragole, over the course of his career Nicolas Wamba won numerous championship belts, including World Kickboxing Network super heavyweight title, when he stopped Japanese heavyweight Ishiyama Tomohiro aka “Raoumaru” in the second round back in 2014. In addition “Junior” is the tournament champion at Bigger’s Better 8 Lisbon.

The resume of “Junior” Wamba includes the wins against such fighters as Petr Vondracek, Daniel Sam, Frank Munoz, Stefan Leko, Fabrice Aurieng, Ismael Londt and many others. He also went up against the likes of Pavel Zhuravlev, Ondrej Hutnik, Stephane Susperregui. The 30-year-old champion retires riding a four-win streak.

Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a Muay Thai 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. Iskenderov is also the World Kickboxing Network (WKN) international coordinator for Australia.


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