Homegrown Headhunter now a world champion

Ramesh Habib is the new Lion Fight World Super Lightweight Title holder. 199417_01

By Danielle Kutchel

Pakenham muay thai fighter Ramesh Habib is living the dream after bringing home the Lion Fight World Super Lightweight Title last month.

Habib came up against Irishman Sean Clancy for the fight in Las Vegas on Saturday 21 September.

The Pakenham powerhouse was able to beat Clancy in a unanimous decision.

Despite dropping Clancy for an eight count in the first round, the fight went the full distance with the final scores at 50-44/50-44/50-43.

Habib and trainer Jesse Robbins were both confident going into the ring despite the fight being on unknown turf.

“I felt awesome, I had the best preparation for this fight, had an awesome diet and a nice easy weight cut,” Habib said.

“I went in there super confident. I knew I had the better skills as a fighter and knew I was on a different level to him. I said I was going to show that and I did.”

Habib, who trains and teaches at Fighting Fit Pakenham, has dreamed of becoming a world champion since he first started competing 11 years ago.

He’ll head back to America next year to defend his title.


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