RACHID JKITOU (28-0 20KO’s) was born in France and is of Moroccan decent. Jkitou currently resides in Morocco. Boxing runs in his family as his brother, Bilel Jkitou is an up-and-coming super welterweight prospect

Rachid began boxing at the age of 13. For two years he simply learned and trained. At 15 Rachid fought in his first amateur. By the conclusion of his amateur career, Rachid had 30 amateur fights with 27 victories. He competed in the  le-de-France championship and later competed in and finished as a French Championship semifinalist. After competing in several interclub fights, Rachid decided to turn pro at the age of 21.

After turning pro in 2007, Rachid got to work and stayed busy, fighting 9 times in second year as a professional. After ripping off 17 straight wins, Jkitou finally tasted gold for the first-time defeating Christopher Rebrasse for the French Super Middleweight Title. After another four consecutive wins, Jorge Silva would oppose Jkitou for the WBC Mediterranean Super Middleweight Title. Jkitou would dispose of Silva by way of eighth round TKO. Jkitou is an undefeated fighter with a mauling style that drowns his opponents

“It is hard for an African kid to become a star” said Rachid. “I started boxing because I love to fight outside on the street. I wanted to help my parents enjoy a better life since they tried hard to give me a good education.”

Amateur Career:
• Amateur Record: 27-3
• French Championship Semifinalist