Sofiane Oumiha defeats the Colombian Victor Julio by K.-O.

2016 Olympic vice-champion, 2017 and 2021 amateur world champion, Sofiane Oumiha (27 years old, 61.600 kg, 1.78m) won his third professional fight by beating the Colombian Victor Julio (28 years old, 61.900 kg, 16 v., 7 d.) by K.-O. in the second round, Saturday evening at Cannet-Côte d’Azur. Hit with a double to the body, Julio collapsed. After being counted “10”, he did not get up and doctor Alain Mazaud immediately came to his aid. Fortunately, he eventually got up. “I’m not recognized as a hitter, remarks Oumiha, her one-and-a-half-year-old little boy in her arms, but I work on the power every day. I do muscle building. And in boxing, it’s all about precision. »

Cousin and trainer of the Olympic vice-champion, Mehdi Oumiha is satisfied with the result: “As I saw that the Colombian was lowering his head a lot, I asked Sofiane to work with an uppercut to the plexus. And he listened. »

The double world champion has confirmed that he could play at 63.5 kg, next February, the tournament intended to select the Blues who will play the Olympic qualification for Paris 2024, but that his professional career could also encourage him not to not return to amateurs. The promoter Yohan Zaoui wishes to oppose him to the European lightweight champion, Yvan Mendy.

Earlier in the evening, Amina Zidani (29, now 3 wins, 0 losses) beat Georgian Borena Tsertsvadze (1 v. 1 d.) by stoppage in the second round. Next February, La Havraise is sure to find the amateurs in order to participate at -57 kg in the tournament intended to designate the Bleues for Paris 2024.

Amina Zidani, Saturday, at Le Cannet.  (E. Garnier/The Team)

Amina Zidani, Saturday, at Le Cannet. (E. Garnier/The Team)

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