Enfusion Talents #56 took place Saturday in Antwerp, Belgium.
Ismael Benali was too sharp for Sabri Ben Henia in the main event.
Belgian fighters Jente Nnamadim and Youssef Challouki both picked up wins before a supportive local crowd.
Ismael Benali (MAR) def. Sabri Ben Henia (TUN)-70 kg
Benali got back on track after his recent loss to Vlad Tuinov in Kunlun Fight, looking sharp against the tough Ben Henia. Benali was the aggressor early, and dropped the Tunisian fighter with a right hand during an exchange. Benali started to box more in round two, using his footwork and head movement to set up shots. Ben Henia ate some solid shots but kept trying, but it was a clear points win for Benali.
Jente Nnamadim (BEL) def. Thomas Droeve (NLD)-KO 2 80 kg
Nnamadim looked impressive in stopping Droeve in two rounds. The Belgian southpaw was able to land strong straight left hands and right hooks on Droeve. A right hook around the guard dropped Droeve in round one, but the referee did not call the count. In round two, Nnamadim hurt Droeve with a solid left straight down the middle and Droeve went down shortly after. Nnamadim finished off Droeve with a combination that included a big right hook that dropped Droeve flat on his back for the stoppage. “Black Diamond” Nnamadim is now 45-2-4(37). Droeve is 20-9(14).
Khalid El Moukadam (MAR) def. Shamil Uvayusov (BEL)- Unanimous Decision 70 kg
Moukadam kept up the pressure on Uvayusov, and the Belgian began to tire in round two. Moukadam threw a good volume of punches, and also worked the leg kick. Uvayusov mostly fought off the back foot and looked to counter. There were no knockdowns. Moukadam improves to 11-1(3). Shamil is now 1-1-2.
Youssef Challouki (BEL) def. Bilal Loukili (MAR)-Unanimous Decision
Challouki had a big third round to take the decision. Loukili seemed to have the edge after two rounds, he had quicker hands and a tighter defense as Challouki pressed the action. In round three, Loukili was given an eight count after complaining to the referee about an eye injury. The action resumed after a doctor’s examination, and the fighters traded and the crowd cheered in approval. Challouki got the better of the action in round three, and the judges voted him as the winner. Challouki improves to 28-1-2. Loukili is now 36-2-4.
Raci Bostanci (ARM) def. Lucas Kuijper (NLD)-KO 1 72.5 kg
Kuijper had the edge for most of the round, coming forward with punches and applying pressure. Late in the round, Bostanci connected with a punch that hurt Kuijper, and his follow up attack dropped the 20-year-old to his knees. Kuijper couldn’t beat the count and the fight was halted. Bostanci is now 18-2-1. Kuijper is 14-4(4).
Hakim Abdi (BEL) def. Mustapha El Barbari (MAR)-85 kg
Abdi got the better of Moroccan southpaw El Barbari in an 85 kg match up. Abdi brought the pressure and outscored El Barbari. There were no knockdowns. Abdi improves to 81-2-19(20). El Barbari is now 52-5-18(8).
Sarah Gobel (NLD) def. Wendy Broux (NLD)-Women’s bout.