Fabio Pinca

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Fabio Pinca
Born (1984-06-14) June 14, 1984 (age 30)
Lyon, France
Nationality French
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb; 10.6 st)
Division Welterweight
Style Muay Thai
Fighting out of Lyon - Saint-Fons, France
Team St Fons - Team Nasser K.
Trainer Nasser Kacem
Years active 12 (2000–present)
Kickboxing record
Total 117
Wins 91
By knockout 33
Losses 22
Draws 4
last updated on: February 8, 2014

Fabio Pinca (born June 14, 1984) is a French Muay Thai kickboxer who is the W.B.C. Muaythai world champion. Pinca is known for his technical and precise fighting style.[1]

Biography and career[edit]

Biography[edit]

Fabio Pinca was born on 14 June 1984, and is of Italian descent. Pinca resides in Lyon, France and trains at Gym boxing St Fons in Lyon, Saint-Fons. His trainer is Nasser Kacem.

Fabio began training in Muaythai at the age of 15. He discovered Muaythai while watching a video tape from Thailand. Boxers who were dreaming Pinca was Ramon Dekkers, Dany Bill, Saimai and Farid Villaume. By learning about a club near his home, he met the Boxing Gym St-Fons who already had good boxers.

He enjoyed his first training in Muaythai and was very motivated to continue. After his first fight, there were still lots of work and improvement. From that moment on, he devoted himself to the sport. He never changed club since it began on Muaythai because he thinks that there is quite good Nak Muay in Saint-Fons in order to cross the gloves and a very good coach to teach and prepare for battle.

Fabio Pinca has a job as an educational facilitator in his city with schedules arranged, which allows him to focus his athletic career.

In March 2014, Fabio Pinca became an event organiser and created his own promotion called STRIKE FIGHT. The first event will held in his native city Lyon in France on June 27, 2014.<url>http://boxemag.com/index.php/mma/item/strike-fight-pinca<url>

Early career[edit]

Fabio Pinca fought in Muaythai and kickboxing, but his preference is for Muaythai because he is passionate about the sport and Thai culture. He likes to use his elbows and knees.

In 2004 he was French Muay Thai Champion Class B and wins World Muaythai Championships bronze medal. In 2005 he reached the finals of French Muay Thai Championship Class A. In 2006 he became WPKC European Kickboxing Champion. In 2008 he won the Fighting Day 8 Thai Boxing 4 Men tournament in Italy and he became WBC Intercontinental Muay Thai Lightweight Champion. In 2009 he became WBC World Muay Thai Champion and in 2010 he won the Isuzu Thai Fight -67 kg Tournament.

Pinca has experience that belies his young age having fought Attachai, Bovy, Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee and the legendary Saenchai Sor Kingstar.

He faced Saiyok Pumpanmuang at Thai Fight: Lyon on September 19, 2012 in Lyon, France and lost via decision after three rounds.[2][3]

Pinca fought Dutch-Turkish kickboxer Tayfun Ozcan at Time Fight 2 in Tours, France on October 6, 2012.[4] He battered his opponent with knee strikes from the Thai clinch and forced a stop to the bout in round three after breaking Ozcan's arm.[5]

He faced Alessandro Campagna in a tournament reserve bout at Glory 3: Rome - 2012 Middleweight Slam Final 8 on November 3, 2012 in Rome, Italy and lost via unanimous decision. He was deducted a point in the third round for excessive clinching which is banned under kickboxing rules.[6][7][8]

He bested Yakdam on points at La Nuit des Titans in Tours, France on February 2, 2013.[9][10]

A rematch between Fabio Pinca and Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong went down at Best of Siam 3 in Paris, France on February 14, 2013 but he was unable to take his revenge as he lost a unanimous decision.[11][12][13]

He fought Saenchai for the second time on 21 January 2012 at 'Yokkao Extreme' and won.[14]

Pinca competed in the four man tournament at MAX Muay Thai 2 in Pattaya, Thailand on June 29, 2013.[15] He caused an upset by outpointing Diesellek Aoodonmuang in the semi-finals but was then on the receiving end of one when he lost a decision to Victor Nagbe in the final.[16][17][18]

He beat Malaipet Sasiprapa by unanimous decision for the inaugural Lion Fight Welterweight Championship at Lion Fight 12 in Las Vegas on November 1, 2013. [19][20][21]

He was set to fight Buakaw Banchamek for the vacant WMC World Junior Middleweight (-69.9 kg/154 lb) Championship Monte Carlo Fighting Masters 2014 in Monte Carlo, Monaco on June 14, 2014[22][23] but withdrew after being injured in his bout with Thongchai Sitsongpeenong and was replaced by Djime Coulibaly.[24]

Titles and achievements[edit]

  • Professional:
    • 2013 Lion Fight Welterweight Championship
    • 2013 MAX Muay Thai 2 Tournament Runner-up
    • 2012 WBC World Muaythai Welterweight Champion (147 lbs/66.678 kg)
    • 2011 Thai Fight Tournament Runner Up (-67 kg)
    • 2010 Isuzu Thai Fight Tournament Champion (-67 kg)
    • 2009 WBC World Muaythai Super Lightweight Champion (140 lbs/63.503 kg)
    • 2008 Nuit des Champions Muaythai belt
    • 2008 W.B.C. Intercontinental Muay Thai Lightweight Champion
    • 2008 Fighting Day 8 Thai Boxing 4 Men Tournament Champion (-64.500 kg)
    • 2006 WPKC European Kickboxing Champion
    • 2005 French Muay Thai Vice Champion Class A (-63.500 kg)
  • Amateur:
    • 2004 World Muay Thai Championships, Bangkok Thailand Bronze (-63.500 kg)
    • 2004 French Muay Thai Champion Class B (-60 kg)
    • 2002 Junior French Muay Thai Champion

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fabio Pinca profile". fr.muaythaitv.com/. Retrieved 2011. 
  2. ^ Thai Fight On Wednesday Features Saiyok vs. Pinca, Sudsakorn, Aikpracha, More
  3. ^ Thai Fight Lyon: Saiyok, Aikpracha, Bennoui Win, Sudsakorn Loses
  4. ^ Fabio Pinca vs. Tayfun Ozcan Added To Time Fight 2 On October 6
  5. ^ Fabio Pinca back with a win at Time Fight 2
  6. ^ GLORY 3 Rome: Final 8 Matches Set, Petrosyan Fights Hollenbeck
  7. ^ GLORY 3 Rome - Final 8: Live Results
  8. ^ Glory 3 Live Play By Play
  9. ^ Nuit des Titans on Saturday: Big Tournament/Fight Card with Aikpracha, Pinca, Lidon
  10. ^ Karim Ghajji Scores Huge Tournament Win, Beats Lidon and Aikpracha
  11. ^ Ten Muay Thai Fights to Watch in February
  12. ^ Best of Siam 3 Tomorrow: Pinca vs. Sitthichai Rematch
  13. ^ Best of Siam 3 Results: Sitthichai Tops Pinca
  14. ^ [1]
  15. ^ Fabio Pinca Headlines MAX 4 Man Tournament in Jakarta
  16. ^ MAX Muay Thai Pattaya Live Results and Play-By-Play
  17. ^ Victor Ngabe Shocks the World by Defeating Fabio Pinca at MAX Pattaya
  18. ^ Weekend Results: Thai Fight and MAX Muay Thai
  19. ^ Malaipet Sasiprapa vs. Fabio Pinca and Tiffany Van Soest vs. Magali Foroni set for Lion Fight 12
  20. ^ Lion Fight 12 Results and Highlights
  21. ^ Lion Fight 12 Results and Recap: Fabio Pinca out points Malaipet
  22. ^ Monte Carlo Fighting Masters 2014 card
  23. ^ MONTE CARLO FIGHTING MASTERS MUAY THAI EVENT with Lidon, Pinca, Levin and Banchamek!
  24. ^ Monte-Carlo Fighting Masters 2 - Fightcard, resultats.
  25. ^ "Fabio Pinca, Muaythaitv best nakmuay of 2010". fr.muaythaitv.com/. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  26. ^ Résultats du WARRIORS NIGHT
  27. ^ "WCK: Full Rules Muay Thai Results". www.thefightgame.tv. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 
  28. ^ "WBC Muay Thai World Championship Muay Thai results". www.thefightgame.tv. Retrieved 2007-09-08. 

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