Moroccan Kickboxing Champion Cancels Fight to Honor Earthquake Victims


Moroccan kickboxing champion Badr Hari announced the cancellation of his fight against Briton James McSweeney last night in Paris as part of the “Glory 88” evening in solidarity with the victims of the earthquake that hit Morocco.

Harry’s Message to Fans

Before the fight began, Harry told the fans: “Now is the time of sunset, and may God have mercy on those who died.”

Other Matches of the Evening

The evening was attended by Moroccan champions: Moroccan Elias Hamouche defeated German Florian Kruger in the middleweight category, his compatriot Elias Shakir was defeated by the Frenchman Diagi Camara, and Sarah Mosaddek lost by knockout to the American Van Soest.

Details of the Earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7 occurred in several regions of Morocco, with the epicenter being the Al-Haouz and Marrakesh areas.

Expected Death Toll

Medical sources and civil defense officials in Morocco expect the death toll to rise as rescue operations continue.

National Mourning

It is worth noting that the Moroccan royal court announced on Saturday evening three days of national mourning and flags flying at half-staff on all public buildings after the earthquake that hit the kingdom.


Source: Hespress

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Chang Michel is a sports reporter for 24PalNews. He has also covered sports for TV and radio in Miami, Newark, and Atlanta. Chang, a native of Queens, NY, graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in international affairs and French.

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