Elisabetta Canalis, 43, is training hard ahead of her debut as a kickboxer at the Night of Kick and Punch, where she will face Rachele Muratori, 21, in a bout scheduled for three one-and-a-half minute rounds.
“One of the reasons I wanted to get in the ring was to help kickboxing get more coverage in the media,” the 43-year-old model explained at a press conference for the event.
“I live in Los Angeles so I know how much attention combat sports get in the United States.”
Canalis, an Italian actress and showgirl who has dated George Clooney and former footballer Christian Vieri, confessed she’s a big fan of UFC fighter Amanda Nunes.
Canalis has trained with Joseph Lasiri and Angelo Valente
In order to prepare for her fight with Muratori, the 43-year-old has been training hard with Joseph Lasiri and Angelo Valente.
She recently shared some of her workouts with her more than 3.3 million followers on social media.
Muratori, Canalis’ opponent: It’s a dream
Muratori is looking forward to her fight with Canalis, which will be broadcast on TV.
“It’s like a dream come true for a girl like me. I never thought I would fight Canalis, who I look up to,” Muratori said.
“My mother almost fainted when she heard the news.”