Moroccan Kickboxing Champion Cancels Fight in Solidarity with Earthquake Victims
Moroccan kickboxing champion Badr Hari announced the cancellation of his fight against Briton James McSweeney last night in Paris as part of the “Glory 88” evening in solidarity with the victims of the earthquake that hit Morocco.
Time for Reflection
Before the fight began, Harry told the fans: “Now is the time of sunset, and may God have mercy on those who died.”
Evening of Champions
The evening was attended by Moroccan champions: Moroccan Elias Hamouche defeated German Florian Kruger in the middleweight category, his compatriot Elias Shakir was defeated by the Frenchman Diagi Camara, and Sarah Mosaddek lost by knockout to the American Van Soest.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7 occurred in several regions of Morocco, the epicenter of which was the Al-Haouz and Marrakesh areas.
Rising Death Toll
Medical sources and civil defense officials in Morocco expect the death toll to rise as rescue operations continue.
It is worth noting that the Moroccan royal court announced on Saturday evening three days of national mourning and flags flying at half-staff on all public buildings after the earthquake that hit the kingdom.