Master Mercieca to assist Thai boxing champion.
The 2013 sporting year for Ying Yang Kickboxing will begin in February, as Master Noel Mercieca will assist a Thai boxing champion in his next match in Belgium.
The renowned Thai Boxer Osman Yigin will return to the Thai Boxing scene and Master Mercieca will assist him with his preparations the night of the match. Osman will compete with Cristian Lucia from Italy engaging in a 3x3 match with Thai Boxing rules. Mercieca’s task will be to assist Osman in the changing room. This involves bandaging his gloves, massages and warm up exercises to better prepare the athlete. Mercieca will also be ‘corner man’ for Osman during the fight.
Osman Yigin is an internationally renowned Thai boxing athlete and has numerous titles. Osman has fought in 198 matches and is considered a hero in his home town Charleroi. Osman has not entered the ring to compete since 2002 but still in shape. This fight is expected to be a great one and Osman will try to prove that he is still the King of the Ring.
Master Mercieca, the founder of the Ying Yang Kickboxing, met with Osman in 2007 when Malta took part in a competition of the World Kickboxing Network (WKN). The club has since been affiliated to this association and repeatedly represented Malta at international level. Master Mercieca has been teaching Kickboxing for 15 years and has a black belt 5th Dan in Kickboxing and one in Tang Soo Do as well as a brown belt in Spirit Combat. He is a member of the Armed Forces of Malta.