An Italian Moroccan boxer has won Italy’s super-featherweight boxing title on Sunday after defeating his Nazi-tattoo clad opponent,
Hassan Nourdine, 34, who migrated to Italy since childhood defeated Michele Broili, 29, in the boxing match that took place in the Italian city of Trieste on Sunday.
In an interview with the Italian newspaper La Stampa, Nourdine said he found the tattoos “obscene” and “disgusting”.
“Seeing Broili’s tattoos glorifying Nazism disgusted me,” he told the Italian publication.
Nourdine added that he wss so frustrated to fight Broili who bears multiple tattoos neo-Nazi and fascist symbols on his body, including the SS bolt, the Celtic cross, and the number 88, which is used by neo-Nazis to hint at the phrase “Heil Hitler”.
“I cannot deny that beating someone with those tattoos is a victory worth double ” he told the Italian media.
The Italian Boxing Federation (IBF) has also
condemned the tattoos and said it was considering sanctions against Broili.