Anas Siraj Mounir – Personal And Health Issues Held Me Back

Desert Force fans are counting down the days until the championship hits KSA for the second time


Desert Force fans are counting down the days until the championship hits KSA for the second time, with the much anticipated Ghorabi Vs Lazzez battle, and with Hamdi’s first title defense against local super talent Abdulahad Gari.

In addition, Desert Force 16 live event also features two more exciting match-ups including a clash between Egyptian Amr Wahman and Moroccan Sensation Anas Siraj Mounir, who is back after a long layoff to add more flare to the main card. Mohammad Trigui and Meshaal Al Khuzeem kick off the main card on MBC Action with a lightweight fight.

Anas Mounir (3-1) hasn’t stepped in the cage since he suffered the first loss of his career against Mounir Lazzez at Desert Force Al Academiya Finale in January 2014. The 29-year-old had his 11-fight undefeated streak (since his amateur debut) snapped in that bout.

Health and personal family issue kept the Moroccan sensation out of the MENA region before FitRepublik Dubai brought him back to where he belongs.

“It took me a long time to get back because I had some personal family and health issues to sort out, and I also had to move from the UK to Dubai and get settled as well. I was also busy training for my K1 title defense in August on contender promotion. I’m now a coach here in FitRepublik Dubai, one of the biggest fitness centers in the world, and the largest fitness facility in the Middle East, Al Hamdulillah. You will be seeing more of me!”

Eleven days separate us from this welterweight battle pitting two of the most exciting welterweights in one cage. Anas seems to be a big fan of Wahmann’s style. Well, a natural born striker from Morocco will surely enjoy fighting a heavy puncher like Wahman.

“He’s an awesome fighter, reminds me of Dan Henderson. He has an awesome right hand and he can be a great brawler, surely an awesome kickboxer.”

Few words from the sensation about his opponent followed by even fewer words on his division’s title fight happening that same night with Ghorabi facing Lazzez. Lazzez had previously finished both Wahmann and Siraj Mounir yet the latter has his own thoughts concerning this match up .

“Tough call for that fight, can go either way. But if I fight Lazzez 10 more times, theoretically I will win them all. “

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