Iraq has a new Muay Thai star.
The martial art may be in its development stages in Iraq, but in Shakir Al-Tekreeti there is a role model for all those wanting to take on the ‘art of eight limbs’.
Born in Baghdad, he now trains out of Pattaya Thailand and is making a name for himself on the tough Muay Thai scene.
The 26-year-old has also made headlines with his ONE Championship debut, where he won a tough decision win over French standout Bampara Kouyate.
It was a great start to his ONE Muay Thai career with all eyes in the Middle East now on what does next.
You can watch his stunning elbow knockdown here…
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