2/13/2020 11:45:42 AM

Sheikh Fahad leaves for Madrid for next bout

Sheikh Fahad leaves for Madrid for next bout

DOHA: Qatari professional boxer Sheikh Fahad bin Khalid bin Jassim Al Thani has completed his intensive preparations for his upcoming 14th match in light middleweight division during his professional career under the supervision of the Professional Boxers Association in Spain.

Sheikh Fahad is scheduled to head to Madrid today in preparation for his first game this year on Friday in Leon, looking forward to continuing the march of victories.

After that, the Qatari boxer will be involved in two consecutive bouts. The first confrontation will be on Feb. 29, and the second on March 14, bringing the number of fights that he will be having in one month to three.

Sheikh Fahad hopes to have done 20 fights at the end of the current year in order to improve his world classification, which prompted him to run three fights during a month and before the end of March, given that he will not fight any bout in April and May because they coincide with the holy month of Ramadan.

Although the match will be held next Friday, the Qatari boxer’s competitor in the upcoming confrontation has not been announced yet, which increases the difficulty, as he has to know about his opponent and the way he fights before facing him.

Sheikh Fahad emphasised that in his training, he has been focusing on his vulnerabilities, explaining that he will travel 24 hours before the fight because he has been training in Doha with veteran Puerto Rican boxer Carlos Leon.

The three-confrontation programme was changed several times recently due to the lack of commitment of some of the organisers that were specified at the beginning of the year as a result of the withdrawal of some boxers, as well as the change of dates by others.

On his part, Carlos Leon felt that Sheikh Fahad has developed his level very clearly and is now completely different since he began two years ago, noting his physical and mental fitness, boxing technique and self-confidence has vastly improved. (QNA)

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