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Mohammed Rabii Signs Five-Year Contract with German Boxing Promoter

Rabat – Moroccan boxer and Olympic bronze medalist Mohammed Rabii has signed a five-year contract to professional German boxing promoter, SES Boxing.Despite receiving numerous offers from international promoters, the 23-year old chose to sign to SES Boxing because he believes that the German promoter can help him fulfill his desire of becoming the first Moroccan to be a professional boxing world champion.“I want to become a World Champion and SES will take me to the top of the professionals. I am very confident in my promoter and the team behind me,” said Rabii immediately following his signing to the group. SES Boxing has also expressed its gratitude over signing the Moroccan athlete. “I am happy to welcome one of the world’s biggest prospects into my team. The goal [of signing Rabii] is to make him a professional world champion,” said a promoter for the German group, Ulf Steinforth.The 23-year old will face Georgian rival Temur Abdulaze on Saturday in Evian-Les-Bains, France. Saturday’s fight will be Rabii’s third professional match. The fight will be broadcast live on French TV Channel, Canal+. read more

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Shopkeeper takes on armed robber – with a Henry vacuum cleaner

first_imgPharmacy manager Haroon Shaffiq told the Derby Telegraph: “I think it was a case of Henry one baseball bat nil.”I came down as soon as I was rung about the incident and when I got here Raffique was speaking so quickly.”He was clearly in shock at what he had been through.”He told me he just acted on instinct and picked up the Henry and starting fighting with the man with the baseball bat.”It must have been terrifying for him.””Raffique said he thought it was a joke and started laughing but then realised he was being serious and started fighting him off with the Henry. When a wannabe-thief brandishing a baseball bat entered a chemist in Derby earlier this month he was hoping to make off with cash from the till.He wasn’t expecting to be thwarted by a staff member wielding a Henry vacuum cleanerCCTV footage shows the moment the robber came into the store at around 11.20pm on September 2, demanding staff hand over cash.But worker Raffique Chaudhery, who was cleaning the store, used the vacuum to keep the bat-wielding thug at bay.The clip shows the unknown man then damaging the shop counter with the bat before fleeing empty-handed. Credit:Google “[Co-worker] Gaffer [Ahmed] was behind the counter and swore back at the man who then leaned forward and tried to get the till open but he couldn’t.”He then smashed at the screen of the till completely destroying it before finally running out empty handed.According to Mr Shaffiq the incident was the first time anyone has tried to rob the store in the 12 years it’s been open.”We have a real community presence here in Osmaston and Allenton,” he said, “and the customers have been fantastic since it happened.”center_img The chemist Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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