Enfusion Live have announced that Muay Thai legends, Yodsanklai and Buakaw top the list of international talent who will fight exclusively (in Europe) for the Dutch based promotion in 2017. Joining these them will be Changpuak, Jomthong and Superbon but at the time of writing no opponents or dates have been confirmed for their Enfusion debuts.
The news of these big name signings is surely a statement of intent for Enfusion who, aren’t allowing any room for complacency to slow down their expansion plans following a highly successful 2016. There will now be an increase from 12 to 20 shows per year in 2017 for the kickboxing promotion.
Also, the Enfusion League concept of having six fighters in a mini-league format, kicked off in the 72.5kg category at Enfusion Live 37 and has delivered some spectacular fights. None more so then most probably, Mohammed Jaraya vs Nordin Ben Moh who, rematch each other in February 2017.
Also the promotion have announced the expansion of the Enfusion League format with the 85kg and 67kg categories being launched, the latter of which will see European Muay Thai legend, Fabio Pinca, competing under the Enfusion banner in 2017 too. The French-Italian superstar had confirmed that he’d also signed a multiple-fight contract with GLORY Kickboxing after defeating, Liam Harrison at Yokkao 19. Pinca’a next fight in-the-interim is a rematch with, Mosab Amrani at GLORY 36 on December 10 in Oberhausen, Germany (having previously defeated Amrani by decision, under Thai rules).
The rise of Enfusion has certainly been a very interesting journey to follow since 2008 when they first started off as a reality kickboxing TV show, Enfusion Reality. Past contestants on that show were the likes of, Julie Kitchen, Steve Moxon, Eddie Walker; and their former 90kg world champion, Andrew Tate who, lost his title to Ibrahim El Boustati last night at Enfusion Live 44. El Boustati has become the first two weight world champion for Enfusion as a result and also holds the 85kg title.