Enfusion returned to the Netherlands with a stacked card Saturday in the Hague. Soufian Kaddouri retained his title with a one punch stoppage of Wail Karroumi. Endy Semeleer’s athleticism and boxing skills proved too much for Nordin Ben Moh. Aziz Kallah meanwhile set up an October showdown with Semeleer with a convincing win over Redouan Laarkoubi.
Soufian Kaddouri KO2 Wail Karroumi- Retains Enfusion 63kg Title
Karroumi, a southpaw, started well, landing some solid low kicks. The shorter Kaddouri seemed to find his range for punches later in the round. In the second, Karroumi threw a front kick followed by a right uppercut. Kaddouri countered with a left hook that dropped Karroumi. Karroumi couldn’t beat the count and the fight was halted. Kaddouri improves to 63-0-7(49). Karroumi is now 31-0-5(25).
Aziz Kallah WD5 Redouan Laarkoubi-Wins Enfusion 75kg Title
Kallah dominated Laarkoubi to win a clear points win. He was simply too slick and too quick. Kallah used a full arsenal-a quick jab, strong knees, kicks, etc. Laarkoubi kept coming forward but ate a lot of shots and seemed to lose every round. Kallah improves to 56-0-7(29). Laarkoubi slips to 32-2-11(9).
Kallah moves on to a showdown with Endy Semeleer at the Enfusion event in Oberhausen, Germany in October.
Endy Semeleer WD3 Nordin Ben Moh-72 kg
The first round was tactical with Ben Moh coming forward behind his high guard and working the inside low kick. Emeleer looked to score with his hands. In the second, Semeleer picked up his work rate, and some right hands got through Ben Moh’s defense. Ben Moh was not active enough. Semeleer was credited with a knockdown in the third round after a three punch combo but it looked like a push. Semeleer stunned Ben Moh later in the round. Endy improves to 51-1(11) with the win. Tough loss for Ben Moh, who will challenge Jonay Risco in September for the 70kg title.
Ismael Benali W3 Paul Jansen-75kg
Benali’s hand speed and movement troubled Jansen early, and it looked like Benali was getting to Jansen. Benali landed a right that had Jansen on rubber legs early in the second, but Jansen recovered quickly and landed some good punches on Benali. Benali then started scoring again and getting the better of the action. Jansen kept coming forward in the third and landed some good punches, but Benali’s edge in the first two rounds earned him the win. Benali improves to 34-2-1. The tough Jansen is now 27-7(13).
Robin Ciric KO2 Mohamed El Moussaoui-82kg
Serbian Ciric looked sharp in a stoppage win over “Tank” El Moussaoui. Ciric hurt Tank in the first with a body kick, and showed a tight guard and landed some good punches. In the second, he finished a tired El Moussaoui with a body kick. Tank couldn’t beat the count and the fight was over. Ciric improves to 35-3(8). El Moussaoui is now 60-0-4(45).
Mohammed Boutasaa WD3 Kevin Henneken-65kg
Boutasaa was too much for Henneken in a battle of two skilled young fighters. Both fighters started fast. Boutasaa started moving forward and working knees, and a knee to the head late in the first hurting Henneken. Boutasaa took the second and third rounds, with Henneken fighting off the back foot. Henneken landed some shots, but Boutasaa was the stronger fighter. Boutasaa improves to 68-2-1(25). Henneken is now 20-1-4(7).
Georgina vander Linden W5 Rita Carvalho (5 x 2, Enfusion 57kg Female Title)
Dutch teenage sensation vander Linden, 18, picked apart Carvalho early, but tired late in the 57kg title bout. vander Linden used a sharp leg kick attack and also landed some good punches, but she looked to tire after the halfway point. Carvalho was the aggressor and showed her toughness, but vander Linden outscored her. vander Linden improves to 109-2-5(18). Carvalho is now 17-2-7.