Rabat – Moroccan boxer Moussa Gholam won the World Boxing Organization’s Intercontinental title in Barcelona, Spain, on Saturday, November 28. Gholam knocked out his opponent, Thailand’s Suriya Tatakhun, in the 10th round of the super featherweight (59 kilograms) division.
The 24-year-old was born in Larache, Morocco, and now resides in Catalonia, Spain.
Saturday’s victory marks Gholam’s entry into the International Boxing Organization’s top 100 boxers. He now ranks 87th in his division.
Gholam has won all 15 fights of his professional career so far, which began in April 2016.
His intercontinental title is the second of his career, having won the World Junior belt of the World Boxing Council in February 2019.
Moroccan boxing superstar Mohammed Rabii has also been having a successful season.
The boxer defeated Mexico’s Jesus Gurrola on Saturday, November 16, in Germany in the 10th victory of his professional career.
The 26-year-old former world champion remains undefeated, having outdone all his rivals in the nine professional fights he has had so far.