Mohamed Fahim, a 28-year-old boxing champion from Cairo, Egypt, has signed a developmental contract with WWE.
The organization announced Friday that Fahim reported this week to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida and is expected to begin wrestling training soon.
Standing 6-foot-1 and weighing 220 pounds, Fahim has boxed competitively since 2007, winning championships at the university level, as well as gold medals in national events. Fahim is also an accomplished kickboxer, having placed first in a national competition in 2014. His record stands at 1-0 in MMA action.
Fahim impressed WWE talent scouts during a tryout last April in Dubai. The four-day camp, which included 34 prospects from 18 countries, has yielded several other recent additions to WWE’s developmental program, including Nasser Alruwayeh, the first Kuwaiti man to join WWE; Indian television star Saurav Gurjar; Rinku Singh, a former pro baseball player from India and subject of the Netflix movie Million Dollar Arm; Shadia Bseiso of Jordan, WWE’s first female signing from the Middle East; and Mae Young Classic alumna Kavita Devi, the first Indian woman to sign with WWE.