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Farid Khider

Farid Khider, Franco-Algerian Kick-Boxing Champion

PARIS: Six-times world boxing champion Franco-Algerian Farid Khider, continues a career as a comedian and an actor on stage.

Farid Khider was born in Paris on 3rd of March, 1975.

In 1979, when he was four, Farid Khider started judo training.

He won twice the Paris Grand Slam (1999 and 2000) and the Dusseldorf Grand Slam (2000 and 2002).

He won the European championship U21 in Spain (1995) and the European championship by Team (1996).

Farid Khider was placed 3rd at the 2000 European Championship and 7th at the 2000 Olympic Games.

In 2004 Khider started to add Muay Thai and grappling training to his judo background to compete in MMA with Fighting Klub Team (FK TEAM).

In 2005 he moved to Australia to continue his new journey.

In 2007 while fighting in Australia, a manager from the US contacted him and recruited him to join Team Quest in California.

Between September 2008 and June 2011 Khider won 13 of his 14 fights winning 11 fight by KO or Submission and losing only a decision (28-29) to Daisuke Nakamura at M-1 Global Presents Breakthrough on 28th August, 2009.

In 2015 he earned his black belt while living in San Diego. He holds a black belt in Judo as well as a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

In last week’s Tunisian tournament, Farid defeated his opponent.

Working for the Youth and Culture of Orly city, he successively obtained the diplomas of animator and center director as well as sports educator.

In order to promote the social reintegration of prisoners Farid Khider gives boxing lessons in jail.

Following his career as a fighter Farid Khider entered the domain of performing arts.

Farid Khider has played in various roles in the cinema such as in the Ropes (2007) and Asterix at the Olympic Games (2008).

With additional information from Wikipedia

Sahibzada Ateeq

Sahibzada Ateeq, Correspondent, Paris.