“I promised my wife, my mom, if I win, I have to stop [fighting]. I think, for sure, this is my last fight,” Zatout mentioned.
The pair engaged in scuffles initially with Ten Pow pushing the veteran, throwing an overhand proper. Zatout used his expertise to counter the strike with a dangerous considered one of his personal, gathering momentum with leaping knees and a flurry of punches. “The American Ninja” couldn’t reply the bell for the second spherical, giving Zatout a TKO victory.
“It’s amazing, you know, martial arts gave me more than 27 years of hard work and discipline, and I learned a lot, making me who I am. I want to thank martial arts because martial arts gave me everything for my life, the education of my kids, everything,” Zatout mentioned.
“I give all homage to all athletes, and you know, I worked a lot and did a lot of sacrifices to make this fight camp. I’m so happy, I thank God, Alhamdulillah I won today,” he mentioned, thanking Malaysia and the followers within the stadium.
With 120 fights to his identify, Zatout has gained a number of kickboxing and Muay Thai championships across the globe.
Zatout, who co-owns Venum Coaching Camp Thailand in Pattaya, started coaching Muay Thai at 10, by way of a gaggle of college mates who have been studying at an area fitness center in his hometown of Noisy-le-Sec, an jap suburb in Paris, France.
He challenged adversity and the early deaths of his father and beloved coach in 1998 when Zatout was solely 14. He adopted his ardour for fight sports activities, first opening a boxing retailer, earlier than educating at a fitness center in Thailand.
Though he loved teaching, he needed to be on the heart of the motion within the ring.
“I had to leave my passion for teaching to return to fighting,” he informed ONE Championship.
After beating Ten Pow, Zatout has hung his gloves up on a excessive be aware after a profession through which he was topped champion in French Muay Thai, European Muay Thai, ISKA Championship, and Victory Kickboxing Championship, and WBC World Championship in 2013.
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