If you thought “The Magician” was simply Azize Hlali’s nickname, you have not seen his latest post on Instagram.
The French-born Moroccan recently posted a magical edit to his page, which showed just how ready he is to resume competitive action.
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when i’m on my way home and my manager @mehdizatout calls me to tell me about a fight at @onechampionship ???????? • Quand je rentre chez moi et que mon manager @mehdizatout m’appelle pour m’annoncer un combat au @onechampionship ???????? • Sponsor : @venum ???? • ————————————— ???? @robin_pere ???? ————————————— #azizehlali #magician #artist #fighter #dancer #model #venum #onefc #weareone ????????????
In his video, the Venum Training Camp representative steps into a room wearing a normal outfit before leaping toward a heavy bag.
Then, in a literal puff of smoke, he transforms into a competition-ready warrior on the other side of the bag. After a few strikes, “The Magician” smiles at the camera and gives it a warm embrace.
Of course, his next opponent may not be so lucky.
The two-time Muay Thai World Champion will be ready to use his sleight-of-hand mastery whenever he gets his next chance to compete in ONE Super Series.