September 11th 2016

Fighter Profile
Name – Nordin Ben Moh
Weight – 70kg- 72.5kg (154-159 pounds)
Record – 79 wins 74 losses 4 draws with 49 Knockouts
Trained By – Murat Direcki and kwame duwe

Where are you from ?
I’m a young Moroccan living in Antwerp Belgium.

How long have you been training ?
I started kickboxing 17 years ago.

How did you get in to kickboxing ?
I had to fight on the street for bread to survive (nah just kidding šŸ˜Š)i had friends who were kickboxing, so one day i joined them and fell in love with the sport.

What was the defining moment for you when you knew you wanted to become a fighter ?
That moment when I became the Belgian champion i noticed that i might have had some talent so i started to pursue my dream to become the best fighter i can be.

Were your family and friends supportive when you decided to enter the world of kickboxing ?
Friends were but my family wasn’t due to the perceived violence and nature of the sport.

What is your current record ?
79-74-4 with 49 ko’s.

What is your favorite strike ?
Jumping knee and liver punch.

Who is your biggest inspiration ?
Floyd Mayweather because of his hard work and determination.

What team do you train with ?
I train with Murat Direcki (striking coach) and kwame duwe (performance coach)

What does being a fighter mean to you ?
Being focused, bold, courageous, determined, passionate, and being a role model for our youth.

What weight do you fight at ?
70kg- 72.5kg.

what do you think separates you from other fighters In your division ?
I wouldn’t know the only thing I can say is that i never back down.

If you could have one dream fight who would it be against ?
A fight against Buakauw

What is your mindset going in to a fight ?
Bring that win back home.

Who are you fighting next ?
Serginio Kanters.

what holes or weaknesses do you see in their game that you can exploit ?
Everyone has a game plan we’ll see what will happen in the ring. It’s all about adaptation.

What promotion are you fighting for ?

Date and time of your next fight ?
Enfusion Live lotto arena September 17th.

What do you want to be remembered for at the end of your career ?
As one of the most spectacular kickboxer’sĀ ever.

What is your favorite quote or motto?
– Groesjni – Gewoon rustig (Just take it easy)

What has been your biggest accomplishment in the sport so far ?
Its been an honour to have been chosen for the Enfusion league.

Who has been most influential to you in your career ?
My family.

Who do you feel has had the biggest impact on the sport and why ?
Badr Hari, because he has gone through it all wins, defeats, adversity and people are still anixous to watch him.

How would you describe your fighting style ?

What drives or motivates you ?
To inspire the children in my neighbourhood and be a role model.

What is something people might not know about you?
Sorry can’t tell šŸ˜‰

When you are not in the gym training what do you like to do in your free time ?
Chilling and vacationing

What advice can you give to young fighters and those who want to become fighters ?
Be humble respectful and only fight in the ring.

What do you think you would be doing if you hadn’t become a fighter ?
I would be working with our youth to get them off the streets.

What gets you hyped up for a fight do you have any pre fight rituals that get you ready to go to battle?
No not exactly I just focus myself and train hard and the rest will follow.

Where do you see the sport of kickboxing in 5 years ?
Its getting bigger and bigger maybe at the same level of UFC or so.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years ?
Hopefully healthy, having a great family and working with kids our future.

What do you think can change moving forward to make kickboxing better as a sport ?
Enfusion is doing a great job in helping the fighters train more professionally therefore you get better results greater fights and more social acceptance.

Is there anyone you want to thank or give a shout out to ?
Shout out to all the people who are helping me and supporting me in my journey.

Photo Credit – Joe Erkens

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