Rumour has it Badr is currently in talks with the Moroccan Olympic body about representing Morocco as a heavyweight boxer in the London 2012 Olympics.
All I’ve got to say is he’d better get boxing… He’s a fantastic fighter but a boxer he is not. For those of you who’ve boxed and have experience with MuayThai you know that they are very different worlds.
You have a handful of Thai fighters who’ve moved successfully between boxing and Muay Thai and vice versa, but these guys are exceptions.
I think if Badr took some time to clean up his hands, it would pay huge dividends in his K-1 career. He loves his haymakers and catches enough opponents … but I think against a decent boxer get torn up.
Here are the boxing finals from last summer’s games. These guys actually have pretty good hand speak for big boys… how do you think Badr would fair?