[div class=”notice” class2=”icon”]The following is from an article on LiverKick.com, part of the MiddleEasy Network.[/div]
Kickboxing has been a lightning rod for controversy in the Netherlands over the past few years. We’ve spoken extensively about the BIBOB laws that were instated in Amsterdam and neighboring cities that required promoters to undergo thorough background checks and for events to be policed heavily. In cases that were iffy, a promoter’s license could be withheld if the government felt that the promotion had organized crime connections. We saw this come into full effect last year when an It’s Showtime event was canceled in the Netherlands and there have been no bigger events in the area for quite some time now.
Well, the latest chapter in this saga has gone down today and it leaves a local promoter known for working with It’s Showtime, Youssef Sabbahi, dead at the age of 35.