Date(s) - 22/02/2014
#14 Enfusion Live Amsterdam, The Netherlands 22.02.2014
KHALID BOURDIF ( MOROCCO ) vs WILLIAM DIENDER ( NL ) 75 KG
Enfusion live Report from Amsterdam, Holland. 22nd February 2014
By Enfusion Live MC Peter Lowe
Khalid Bourdif (Morocco) won via unanimous decision after a thrilling contest against Holland’s William Diender.
Bourdif took the first round by covering up and weathering Diender’s furious assaults and responding with his own fast and powerful combinations. The Moroccan continued to impress in the second with his varried repetoire of attacks before landing a spinning backfist that caused Diender to sag back onto the ropes but somehow remain on his feet. Even this though would not stop the Dutch windmill from coming forward. The two did not have to go looking for each other as both men met in center ring and traded blows in the final session. Bourdif however seemed to always have the edge especially in the clinch and was a deserving winner at the final bell. Bourdiff improves to 91 wins 3 losses 2 draws.
Rachida Bouhout (Morocco) retained the -64kg Ladies Enfusion World title with a unanimous point’s decision win over England’s Vicky Church.
Bouhout’s edge in power was evident up close, and by early in round two both of Vicky’s legs were reddened from the Moroccoan’s thumping lowkicks. With the fight slipping away from her Church did well to stay on the outside and keep the fight at a distance in the third. A Bouhout punch combination forced her to turn her back and in doing so recieve a count from the referee in the fourth as things went from bad to worse for the English lady. With a mountain to climb on the scorecards Vicky pushed forward bravely in the fith round. Bouhout however finished strongly, blocking or slipping attacks and responding with her heavy counters or knees in the clinch up until the final bell.
Rachida brings her record to 24 wins 1 loss and 2 draws.
Marcello Adriaansz (Surinam) won a unanimous points decision over Cengiz Ozpamuk (Turkey).
Rounds one and two were tit for tat as both men struggled to find their range and distance. With Ozpamuk pot shoting and moving away and Adriaansz playing the part of the predator as he stalked and menaced without ever pinning his man down to land a decisive combination. Marcello had more success in the third session and managed to earn the judges approval with his greater agression and work rate.
Ilias Bulaid (Morocco) won a highly entertaining unanimous ponts decision over fellow country man Reda Aoulad Ben Said.
The fiery Bulaid fired off fast, spiteful combinations, impressing all in attendance with his variety and accuracy. Reda though is well able to defend himself and found some success in the second round as he landed several knees to the head. Bulaid though continued his impressive assualt in the third round, showcasing a wide range of techniques and marking himself down as one to watch in 2014.
Gurhan Dergirmenci (Turkey) won a unanimous points decision over Yassine Ben Sallam (Morocco).
The stocky turk made his tactics clear in the first round as he manouvered Yassine into the corner and tried to unload with wild swining hooks. The rotund Moroccan kept himself in the fight by evading the crude swings and occasionally responding with some hard knees up the middle or a kick. This pattern continued for the duration of the fight. At the end of round three the judges had not found a winner and called for a deciding round. With Ben Salam now too tierd to pull away from the Turks powerful hooks he dutifully absorbed the blows and hung on untill the final bell and watched Degirmenci pick up his 70th win.
Hicham Achalhi (Morocco) paced his fight out better and walked away with a unanimous point’s decision win over tough Bosnian Nale Omeragic.
Omeragic took the first round with his high work rate. Pumping out fast, light punches and low kicks. Achalhi had slightly more success in the second as he landed a solid head kick that seemed to register late on. The Bosnian flew out of the blocks again at the start of the third but the big Moroccan refused to be bullied and pushed his man back with some solid punches. The judges called for a fourth round and it was Achali that finished stronger as he landed some hard punch combo’s on the near exhausted Nale.