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Naoufal ‘Iron Leg’ Benazzouz

Updated: 2008-11-03
Naoufal ‘Iron Leg’ Benazzouz

Facts

Country Netherlands Age 37
Club Siam Gym Height 196 cm / 6.4"
Style Full-contact Kickboxing / Muay Thai Weight 106 kg / 234 lbs
Categories WGP

Titles
-*- K-1 world grand prix 2006 in Amsterdam finalist. -*- K-1 world grand prix 2005 in Paris, Bercy finalist. -*- Champion of Europe Wako pro de Saint Raphael. Full-contact. Franc 2002. -*- K-1 world grand prix Milan, Italy, (a.k.a) K-1 Octagon, 2001 -*- Golden Medallion in Arab sport games in Oman, Jordan. 15/08/1999. Full-contact. -*- World championship in Thai boxing. Bangkok, Thailand. 04/03/1999. -*- 4 times champion of Kickboxing, Thai boxing and Full-contact in Morocco. 1996-1997-1998-1999.

Results Total Win KOs Loss Draw
K1 Fights 6 3 3 3 0
Other Fights 33 30 26 3 0
Statistics 39 85% 74% 15% 0

Description


Naoufal " Iron Leg" Benazzouz (born May 25, 1979) is a French-Moroccan kickboxer, training at Siam Gym in Valkenswaard, Holland. Started out as a Full-contact Kickboxer in Morocco , were He achieved a great Record, and an even more impressive KO ratio!
In 2005 he stepped in to the K-1 tournament in PARIS as a last minute replacement for Chalid Arrab, and he shuttled himself to the final in two easy wins. Facing who was about to become that years K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 Champion, Semmy Schilt!

 

Biography & Career


The “Iron Leg” was born in Al-Hoceima, Morocco in 1979. In 1988 he started practicing Full-contact Kickboxing at Achbal Rif club in Al-Hoceima. He won his first Moroccan title in 1996. After he got his Baccalaureate degree in Economics, he moved to Tangier to resume his studies.

Naoufal’s first fight outside of Morocco was in Bangkok, Thailand at the Amateur World Muay Thai Championships. He finished fourth place under (86 kg) weight class. He was trained by his father Mohamed Benazouz who was at that time the Moroccan full-contact national team’s coach.

In 2000, the “Iron Leg” participated in the International Championships of Kickboxing in Czech Republic. He won the world championship title in the weight 91 kg weight class. That was his last participation with the Moroccan national team. After that he moved to France, Italy and finally settled in Netherlands.

His road to fame came at K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 in Paris. After German fighter Chalid Arrab had to pull out of the tournament due to an injury, Iron Leg stepped in as his last minute replacement. With a wins over Aziz Khattou and Noburu Uchida, he met a future 2005 K-1 World Champion Semmy Schilt in tournament finals. He lost the fight but gained a lot of new fans because of his strong performance throughout the tournament.

Information retreived from Wikipedia.com
and Agraw.com

 


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