One more title under the belt
Dannevirke’s Mo Hussain wins another NZ Super Heavyweight kick boxing trophy
Mo Hussain of Dannevirke needs more space in his trophy room to make way for his second Muay Thai Kick Boxing Super Heavyweight belt.
In November 2017 in Wanganui at the Night of the Assassins 2 he won the LKBF Super Heavyweight Title.
On November 3, fighting in the same venue during Night of the Assassins 3 he defeated the same opponent, winning the NZMF NZ Super Heavyweight Champion belt.
Mo’s opponent was a lot tougher this year, his focus being to gain revenge for last year, but Mo was ready for him and took the five-round fight on a split decision.
Three days later Mo looked pretty unscathed by the tough fight and he is delighted to have another belt for his collection and the Night of the Assassins 3 trophy.
Since winning his first belt last year Mo has competed in the televised King in the Ring series filmed in February.
He also competed in a “friendly” fight in Featherston where he trains at the Smac Gym on a regular basis. He is being coached by Victoria Nansen who runs the gym, a former world champion who has now trained a lot of top fighters like Mo.
Mo also trains daily at his home for up to two hours and is training two proteges, Waylon McLean and son Zair.
Just as he says he wants to learn from the best, he wants to pass on his knowledge.
He says he is forever grateful to his first mentor Ben Ahipene for getting him into the sport.
And the future? There are still belts to be won — Pacific and global.
Mo just wants to keep on improving every day in the meantime learning from the best and training hard.
He asks that if anyone would like to sponsor his travel, particularly to Featherston, they can contact him at aliaskai[email protected]
TheNZMF NZ Super Heavy Weight Champion belt. Mo with his children Kaison and Alias.
Mo Hussain in the Wanganui Ring with trophy and belt flanked by from left Waylan McLean (support) Victoria Nansen (chief coach), Mo, Cue Par (coach) and referee Jason Nicholson.
The belt and the trophy from the Night of the Assassins 3.