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Boxing : the French-Moroccan Nordine Oubaali is the new WBC Champion

The Franco-Moroccan won Saturday against the American Rau'shee Warren./Ph. Fight Nights
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French-Moroccan boxer Nordine Oubaali won the World Boxing Council bantamweight belt on Saturday in Las Vegas.

The boxer defeated American boxer Rau'shee Warren, reports AFP. Oubaali had already beaten the American when they were both still amateurs at the London Olympics in 2012. The French-Moroccan boxer was fighting for his first world title in Las Vegas.

«My dream came true, I realized my American dream», said the boxer, adding : «I won tonight (Saturday), because I put him under pressure and because I was the fastest. He's a good boxer, smart, but it was my night and I'm very, very happy.»

Nordine Oubaali became «the first Frenchman to win such a belt at Vegas» as he affirmed, but also the second French-Moroccan boxer to win a world title in boxing after Khalid Rahilou in 1997 (world champion of the World Boxing Association).

Born on the 4th of August 1986 in Lens (Hauts-de-France), Nordine Oubaali is the 13th child of a Moroccan family composed of 18 children.

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