Tonight ( 21 Apr 2017 ) will be an important night for a young Muaythai athlete from the Land Below the Wind – SABAH. His name is Mohd Rayyan aka The Black Mamba.
Some of his accolades includes:
Borneo Phoenix MuayThai Amatuer Challenge 2014
– Champion 42-45kg
Dihnar D-1 Mount Kinabalu MuayThai Challenge 2014″The Game is On”
Kejohanan Sabah MuayThai Challenge”The best Of Sabah”
D1 Fighting Championship Rhino Warriors: The rise of Rhino Warriors
– 45-48kg Champion
Kejohanan MuayThai Piala Borneo
-45-48kg borneo champion
The Golden Rumble .MuayThai Championship
Kejohanan MuayThai PMM Antara Kelab kebangsaan(National level)
Tawau MuayThai Championship Pro
F3 “borneo series” semi pro
Elopura Fights Pro 2016
Tawau MuayThai Championship Pro 2016
Kejohanan MuayThai Amatur Piala Borneo 2016
– 51-54kg champion
He started off at the age of 12 in Wushu and Taekwondo. But always had the desire to take up Muaythai. Then he walked into Kinabalu Fighters gym. He took up boxing class at first and later on their Muaythai class.
|pic by Anwar Iddris|
Last year, Dihnar gym was vacant and Julian decides to setting it up running again…but with the plan of training and grooming Rayyan. As Rayyan shows signs of leadership and commitment he decided to let him took over as his own gym.
With the money his late father left him, Rayyan took on the challenge and bought the gym over from Dihnar and henceforth the birth of Black Mamba Gym which is located at Kepayan, Kota Kinabalu.
” He showed early signs of maturity and good discipline since young and is hardworking. I always wanted him to be more than just fighters. He already have a trainer certificate and thus being a gym owner will be the biggest learning of his life.
I made sure his gym has a good support system. We placed coach Rudy in his gym ( an accomplished Muaythai trainer and respected national referee ) whom I knew for awhile and seeing that Rayyan’s family supports him fully made me believe he has a good foundation.
Even now as he trains for his fights, despite the busy preparation, his gym is looked after by his staff & senior students.”
|with coach Randall (L) and coach Julian (R)|
|training with coach Rudy (pic by Anwar Iddris )|
|training at BCG Labuan with coach Alvin (R) and Bow Suweilek (L)|
|Hj Nazri Razak, (in checkered shirt ) President of Sabah Muaythai giving Rayyan the support.|
|Rayyan paying a courtesy call to Datuk Haji Tawfiq-Sabah Youth & Sports Minister (on Rayyan’s right )|
|full support from his Black Mamba team|
|thanking all his sponsors|
Warriors of Borneo wishes Rayyan a great fight tonight, fight hard, fight smart, fight with all your heart!