Rabat - World’s Kickboxing Champion Badr Hari has promised to offer a monthly salary to Morocco’s Mohamed Rabii who became the first Arab boxer to win gold medal at the AIBA World Championship.
Rabat – World’s Kickboxing Champion Badr Hari has promised to offer a monthly salary to Morocco’s Mohamed Rabii who became the first Arab boxer to win gold medal at the AIBA World Championship.
This move comes after Badr Hari received harsh criticism from Moroccans on social media for not congratulating Mohamed Rabii for his achievement in the AIBA World Championship in Doha, last month.
Hesport quoted The Golden Boy as saying that his support for the Moroccan Welterweight World Champion boxer, will not be mere ‘congratulations’ on social media, but instead he will support Rabii financially in order to prepare him for the Olympic Games.
“I know that the Moroccan Federation of Boxing pays him [Rabii] MAD 3,000 ($300) salary per month. However, I promise to offer him an estimated MAD 6,000 ($600) as a monthly salary until the Rio 2016 Olympic Games,” Hari added.
In addition to the financial support, Badr Hari said he will train Mohamed Rabii himself in order to prepare him well for the Olympics.
Thirty-year-old Hari who said he will retire this year after fighting his last game in Morocco, pointed out that he wants Rabii to win the golden medal in the Olympics and become better than him in the future.
Mohammed Rabii, 22, cemented his legacy as the first African-Arabian boxer to earn the gold medal in the World Boxing Championship held in Doha, Qatar in October..
Rabii also ranked number one in Welterweight category in Season V of the World Series of Boxing after seven consecutive victories, and qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the process.
In a previous interview, Rabii revealed that he has not received any monetary compensation for winning the championship and he lives off the MAD 3,000 salary per month he receives from the Moroccan Federation.