MUAYTHAI TO SEND TWO FIGHTERS TO ASHGABAT 2017
Aug 22, 2017
Jordan may only be sending two Muaythai fighters to the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games next month, but hopes are high that they will do well in Ashgabat.
Mohammad Al Barri will compete in the 86kg and Abdullah Jabareen fights in the 81kg weight and will travel to Central Asia full of confidence following a tough period of training.
Young coach Yaser Abu Safyeh has been putting them through their paces to bring out the winning edge in his fighters.
“We are training two times per day to be ready.
It will be a tough competition over there but these lads are in top shape and will be tough to beat,” said Abu Safyeh, who himself won silver at the Games in 2009 in Vietnam.
“These two are the best in Jordan, and have worked extremely hard since they confirmed their places for Ashgabat.
They have the will to be on the podium.”
Jordan is sending its biggest ever delegation to an Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games with more than 100 athletes competing in 13 sports including 3x3 Basketball, Ju Jitsu, Wrestling, Taekwondo, Billiards and Snooker, Muaythai, Weightlifting, Indoor Athletics, Kickboxing, Swimming, Futsal, Chess and eSport.