Sixteen Lightweight and Welterweight hopefuls made it through a series of explosive elimination battles which took place in the first and second episodes for a spot on the “Desert Force Al Academiya” Reality Show.
Episode 3 which was supposed to feature team selection for each coach turned out to be a complete surprise as Desert Force Manager Mo Mirza decides to reverse the format and have the fighters themselves pick their coaches. But before that, Joeshwa “The Baptist” Mortada secured his spot at the Academy to be the 16th fighter in the House. Jordanian Tarek Hamdi was also brought back to the show to fill in for lightweight Omar Omeish who was forced to withdraw due to injury. Tarek, who had previously lost against Lebanese Paul Alam, is grateful for the second chance and promises to make the most out of it.
The selection went as follows:
|TEAM ARKHAGHA||TEAM FAKHREDDINE|
|Elie El Rayess – Lebanon||Mohamad Ghorabi – Lebanon|
|Basel Narmoq – Jordan||Mohamed Triki – Morocco|
|Ezzedine Belhash – Morocco||Paul Alam – Lebanon|
|Tarek Hamdi – Jordan||Bandar Saadoun – KSA|
|Ali el Hadi – Iraq||Mohammad Boukhris – Algeria|
|Ahmad Saeb – Iraq||Silvester Saba – Lebanon|
|Mohamed al Dawansy – Egypt||Ali Ahmad – Egypt|
|Joeshwa Mortada – Lebanon||Mahmoud Said – Egypt|