“EduCity had organised a host of championships and tournaments for the past three years, including those in extreme sports such as kickboxing, Muay Thai, MMA, combat sports and boxing. To keep this momentum going, we will also organise EduCity Duathlon 2019 and EduCity Spartan Race 2019 on 23 February and 23 March 2019,” said Mr. Wan Ahmad Saifuddin, Director of EduCity Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
Mr. Musaddik Zainuddin, Director of Project Boxxtomoi Asia added EKL 2018 is set to introduce a new style of combat sports. “We assembled some the best fighters in Judo, MMA, Boxing, Silat and other disciplines in Iskandar Puteri and hoped to unearth some new talents.”
16 professional boxers have confirmed their participation in EKL 2018 including Johor-born athletes such as Jihin Radzuan and Mohd Fakhrul Izzat Affandi or ‘Mok Judo’, who is a 10-time national judo champion, and Don Sulaiman, a Palestinian MMA superstar.
Mok Judo is eager to give his all at the combat league on 29 December 2018.
Don Sulaiman showcasing a move.
Female contenders such as Jihin ‘Shadow Cat’ and amateurs as young as 16 years old, will be displaying their durability in the ring, at the one-day event.
Jihin 'Shadow Cat' talking to the press.
EKL 2018 is organised by EduCity Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd, in collaboration with Boxxtomoi Asia and supported by Iskandar Investment Berhad, Majlis Bandaraya Iskandar Puteri, Tourism Johor and Majlis Sukan Negeri Johor.
On 29 December, amateur bouts start at 11 am to 5 pm, and professionals will take centre stage from 8 pm onwards. Tickets to watch the professionals in action are available at RM30 (free seating), RM50 (ringside) and RM100 (VIP). Contact Boxxtomoi Asia at 016-641 3266 or check out their website www.boxxtomoi.asia for more information.