One more ti­tle un­der the belt

Dan­nevirke’s Mo Hus­sain wins an­other NZ Su­per Heavy­weight kick box­ing tro­phy

Bush Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE - By DAVE MUR­DOCH

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.

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