Elite boxers meet today at Rising Stars Arabia in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI: The third edition of the Rising Stars Arabia (RSA 3) pro boxing series, the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, will take place today outdoors at Yas Links Golf Course in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The 10-round main event matches Moroccan super featherweight Jaouad ‘The Moroccan Bomber’ Belmehdi (19-1-3, 9 KOs) against the No.1 ranked Ghanaian and African star, undefeated Alfred Lamptey (13-0, 9 KOs).

Belmehdi is a former French Lightweight Champion riding a three-fight win streak. His most notable victories to date have been against 17-1 James Chereji (17-1), 13-1-1 Sebri Sediri (TKO1), and 19-2 Meyyl Vegas (TKO4). The 21-year-old Lamptey is a former World Boxing Council (WBC) Youth Silver, World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Youth and Ghana super featherweight champion.

Homegrown favourite Fahad ‘Kid Emirati’ Al Bloushi (13-1, 3 KOs) is riding a 12-fight win streak into the eight-round co-featured event versus Venezuelan lightweight Andres Garcia (14-7-1, 11 KOs). Al Bloushi
has the distinction of being the most experienced Emirati boxer of all time with 14 professional fights.

Undefeated UAE super flyweight Sultan Al Nuaimi (10-0, 6 KOs) faces dangerous Eliu Canario (14-3, 11 KOs) in a 10-round bout, while promising Iraq light heavyweight prospect Amer Kadhum Ghaneem (3-0, 1 KO) takes on the toughest test of his young career, WBC Asian Continental Super Middleweight Champion Wulamu Tulake (11-3-1, 6 KOs).

Source: Emirates News Agency