Rabat – The Moroccan Belgian boxer Mohamed El Marcouchi has returned to Brussels on April 15 after winning the African Championship in boxing for Super Lightweight category.
Mohamed El Marcouchi made headlines in Belgium after winning the African Championship in boxing for Super Lightweight category on April 8. The 28-year-old boxer fought the Ghanaian Sherrif Quayé in the city of Marrakech and managed to win the title after a long 12-round game.
The Moroccan Belgian boxer, who currently lives and trains in Miami, USA, received a warm reception by his supporters in his home municipality of Molenbeek. As soon as his arrival time in Zaventem airport was announced, his supporters joined forces with the municipality of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean in Brussels to give him the triumphal welcome.
Ahmed El Khannouss, Alderman of Sports at the same municipality, expressed his pride in El Marcouchi to reporters at the ceremony.
“Molenbeek is proud of the achievement of our national champion whose incredible achievement is reflected on our Molenbeek citizens. We want to congratulate him,” said El Khannous.
El Marcouchi has won the Belgian title in boxing twice as an amateur, and in 2011 he came fourth in the European continent. He is also a member of the Belgian Olympic team.