Kickboxing: James Majok in solid training ahead of Juba WMO battle
South Sudan will host the World Muaythai Organization (WMO) Championship on December 2, 2023, with kick boxer James Majok set to battle it out with Malaysian opponent Kai Chee.
It will be the first time in history when Coach Puro Okelo’s man will compete against a Malaysian opponent.
Majok, the African Champion, has been working hard with his instructor, Okelo, for nearly a month.
According to combatant Majok, he is prepared to meet Malaysian-trained fighter Kai Chee in a 75-kg fight on December 2, 2023.
“I have been in hard training with my master, Puro the icon, whom I tipped as the father of the African Kick Boxing stoppable coach, and because of him, I will do it with more fire in order to achieve something bigger.”
“So, I am ready to face anyone; I fear no one. Whenever fear knocks on your door, always have the courage to open the door because success is waiting behind the fear and only then will you reach your goals,” fighter Majok said.
Meanwhile, South Sudan Kickboxing federation president who doubles as Majok’s coach Puro Okello said the tournament will offer a different experience as it features opponents from different continents.
“The reason we are here today is to showcase our next championship. We have been hosting so many tournaments here in Africa; now we want to cross the borders,” he said.
He said the tournament will act as a bridge that brings the two countries together to share cultural values.
Okello added that the event will eventually promote South Sudan in the context of sports, specifically kickboxing.
“[It] is not only going to showcase not only James Majok versus Kai Chai of Malaysia, but this is going to make a big name for South Sudan on a mixed martial art; it will promote the sports of this country,” he said.
“Not only selling South Sudan’s name but also African name which is going to be Africa versus Asia this is why am doing it and it is going to be a marvellous event here in South Sudan” he concluded.