4 Feb 2019

French fighter Thibaut Valentino was this past weekend (Saturday the 2nd of February) crowned the new WBC MuayThai super-welterweight (154Lbs) International champion.

He defeated Danish fighter Youssef Assouik on the Siam Warriors promoted show in Copenhagen, when the referee ? on the ring doctors advice ? called a halt to the contest, in between rounds 3 and 4, due to a massive cut over the left eye of Youssef.

The fight itself was a rapturous affair, up to that point, as both combatants gave those in attendance a wonderful glimpse of the science of eight limbs.

The opening round started off with a bang as both protagonists came out swinging in calculated fashion, and immediately had the crowd on their feet, in awe at the prowess of both fighters.

The second round saw Youssef look to set a tone of control with some powerful knees and razor-sharp elbows, but the champion to-be was never too far behind with his potent combinations.

The third and what turned out to be the final round was more of the same ? as the pulsating action kept coming ? and it was a nasty cut opened up over the left eye of Youssef, by a thunderous barrage of elbows from Thibaut that was the beginning of the end for the Danish fighter.

For his magnificent victory he now finds himself in the top ten of the WBC MuayThai super-welterweight world rankings and could soon position himself for a shot at a prestigious WBC world title.

On behalf of WBC MuayThai Chairman, Pol. General Kovid Bhakdibhumi, WBC President, Mauricio Sulaiman, and the entire team at the World Boxing Council we would like to congratulate Thibaut on his night of WBC glory.

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