Kim Khan "Zig Zach" Zaki vs Leonardo "Amendoim" Monteiro

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Singapore’s Kim Khan Zaki to face Brazilian Champion Leonardo at the International MuayThai Superfights in Malaysia on July 5th.

Contender Asia star Kim Khan Zaki or “ Zach” of Singapore will meet Brazilian Champion Leonardo "Amendoim" Monteiro in the "International MuayThai Superfights” here in Malaysia on July 5th at Stadium Malawati, Shah Alam, Selangor.
The fight will be part of an extraordinary ‘World MuayThai Council (WMC) Inter-Continental Championship’ fight card that includes other Contender Asia Stars-Dzhabar ‘The Genghis Khan’ Askerov and Zidov ‘Akuma’ Dominik pitting against Singha Siri, the Southern Thailand Champion and Iranian hardman Abbas Ahmadi respectively.

A former student of Capoiera, a Brazilian form of martial art, Leonardo took up MuayThai five years ago and immediately rose to prominence, clinching the Sao Paolo state champion title and went on to win the national championship. He was voted best foreign fighter in Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2007. Leonardo, whose favourite Muay Thai ‘weapon’ of choice is the knee, boasts a fight record of 27 fights and 18 wins with 10 KOs. He is taking the fight with Zach as one of his ‘challenges’ in his MuayThai journey and he is currently studying Zach’s every move. He has this to say,” I hope his left shoulder don't go pop again for we are gonna make a good fight come 5th July.”

Commenting on Leonardo’s remarks, Zach replied,” I’m gonna go in do my best and show everyone in KL what I am capable of and bring back the Inter-Continental title back to Singapore.“

To prepare for this adrenalin charged encounter, Zach engaged strength and conditioning coach, Mitch Chilson of Fightshape who has designed a strategic program/workout for Zach to strengthen his legs, arms and especially his shoulders.

This is the first time that both fighters are meeting each other. Fight fans believe that Zach is in for a very tough fight. Can Zach count on his Singapore fans to come and give him that extra edge to clinch the title? Expect a large contingent of the Muay Thai fraternity from around the region to be at this fight on July 5th.

International MuayThai Superfights marks the first international muay thai event on Malaysian soil and will feature up to 7 title fights, including the WMC Women’s Inter-Continental title bout between Australia and South Africa.

Tickets for International MuayThai Superfights are now on sale via Axcess outlets and online, with special discounts extended to fans from Singapore. For details on the discount, log on to Seats will be priced at RM50, RM75, First Class at RM125, VIP RM200 and Ringside VVIP at RM250.

Action starts 6.30pm sharp.

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