Carrying the in ring moniker, “the Afrikan Assassin,” Kru Mukai Maromo is a Zimbabwean born and raised professional Muay Thai and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter operating out of Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Being the son of an accomplished mechanical engineer whose career success found him consistently relocating from city to city while undertaking various projects, Mukai was born in the capital city of Harare, but attended primary and high school at various academic institutions in and around the country, making his residence in a number of different cities in Zimbabwe and Botswana.
After obtaining an academic and athletic scholarship to Livingstone University in Salisbury NC, the stage was set for Mukai found himself living in an entirely new world and on the verge of undertaking what would become a life changing journey! As a 400m specialist he exceled as an athlete in the NCAA, even making it to the 2004 NCAA Div. II All American finals as part of a 4x1600m relay team. It was this love for sports and athletic competition that led him to the world of martial arts after migrating to Canada.
Originally engaging in martial arts as a simple means of exercise, the Afrikan Assassin first started training Muay Thai with Kru Eric Advincula of Tiger Gym Muay Thai, based out of Kingston Ontario. After 3 months of training and having participated in his first sanctioned amateur Muay Thai demonstration bout, the entire spectrum of his life had changed, the discovery of one’s passion is a strange thing, but at that moment after exiting the ring at the end of the exhibition bout, there was nothing else but Muay Thai on his mind, Mukai had made the decision to become a professional Muay Thai fighter, one way or another… Enter Kru Alin Halmagean and Iron Tigers Muay Thai, today known as Kru Alin’s House of Champions, a formidable gym responsible for producing many notable fighters in the Muay Thai and MMA industry.
Making Iron Tigers his new home, Mukai had an exceptional amateur career with 10 bouts, a 9W 1L record and 3 amateur titles, it was time to take things onto the next level. Under the guidance of Kru Alin he was able to engage in a very successful career as a professional Muay Thai fighter amassing a total fight record of 21W 4L 11KO’s, fought for WBC World Middleweight Title, WKA North American title, Captained Team Canada Muay Thai VS China in 2011 and participating in the first ever road to K1 tournament held in Canada.
A relative new comer to the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA,) with a career that was launched May, 2010, the Afrikan Assassin has already amassed a record of 8W 4L (4KO, 1sub,) and fought for the Maximum Fighting Championship’s (MFC) Lightweight Championship, earned the honor of being Inside MMA’s Rising Star of the year for 2012, earned the awards for KO of the Year 2012 and Fight of the Year 2012 during his brief career in the MFC. Clearly the best is yet to come for this exciting young fighter, keep your eyes peeled and your ears open for what’s next for Kru Mukai “the Afrikan Assassin” Maromo…
As we enter 2014 Young Zimbabwe will be following “The Afrikan-Assassin”, so please make sure you follow the boy too.
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To contact Mukai Maromo visit: www.mukai-maromo.com