Mohamed Al-Jafari has reached the final of the third round of the World Karate Premier League in Rabat, Morocco. The youngster reached Sunday’s -84kg final following some stunning performances and will meet the world number one and reigning world champion, Youssef Badawy, of Egypt. Al-Jafari won all three of his group fights against Greece’s Kostanios (3-0), Saudi Arabia’s Farag Al-Ansari (7-0) and Egypt’s Muhammad Ramadan (8-0). In the quarter-finals, the 2019 junior world champion beat Tunisian, Tamer Slimani, 6-4, before securing his place in the final with a victory over 2018 world champion and number four seed, Ivan Kvecic, of Croatia. Meanwhile, Hassan Maasarwah will also compete on Sunday for the bronze medal, where he will meet Italian, Ahmed Al-Sharabi. The event has welcomed over 230 fighters from 47 countries.
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