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WATCH: Battered But Glorious: Maltese Kickboxer Crowned World Champion

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Posted by Noel Mercieca on Saturday, June 15, 2019

Maltese kickboxer Keith Azzopardi was crowned World Featherweight champion at last night’s World Kickboxing Network championship in Nice.

Azzopardi went up against the French former champion Jonathan Pastorino, but the Maltese pro more than held his own and, after twelve rounds, was unanimously announced as the winner.

He could be heard shouting “World Champion!” as he celebrated his impressive victory in the ring.

Azzopardi posted a photo to social media of himself looking bruised but overjoyed as he held the strap.

After a massive 12 Rounds War Agains En Ex World Champion. AND THE NEW 🇲🇹🇲🇹🇲🇹🇲🇹👑💥💥 #YingYangTeamNoel #TeamSpeed #TeamMalta Sponsored By TeamSport Malta Leone Teamsport Malta

Posted by Keith Azzopardi on Saturday, June 15, 2019

“After a massive 12 Rounds War Agains En Ex World Champ. AND THE NEW 🇲🇹🇲🇹🇲🇹🇲🇹👑💥” he said.

Noel Mericeca, founder of the Ying Yang Kickboxing Club also expressed his delight.

What a warrrr 👊12 rounds of full action .And the WKN Pro WORLD CHAMPION in Full Contact Kickboxing Keith Azzopardi…

Posted by Noel Mercieca on Saturday, June 15, 2019

Azzopardi and his team will land in Malta at 6pm this evening and are encouraging supporters to greet him at the airport.

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