Posted on June 8, 2022
From a former tissue to a wrestler, the step is short. Elisabetta Canalis, showgirl launched by Striscia la Notizia between 1999 and 2002 in the role of brunette tissue alongside the blonde Maddalena Corvaglia, is ready to step into the ring.
Elisabetta has always been passionate about kickboxing and, after practicing it for years, she decided to play a competitive match. Next week, Saturday, in the Royal Palace of Venaria Reale, in the province of Turin, you will face Rachele Muratori.
The meeting was organized on the occasion of the XII edition of The Night of Kick and Punchan event dedicated to all the sports that are played inside the ring.
Angelo Valente, former world champion of the discipline who often trains with Elisabetta Canalis, convinced the showgirl to challenge Rachele Muratori. During the evening in the Royal Palace of Venaria Reale, ten matches are scheduled and, in addition to the Canalis-Muratori clash, there is also a challenge that assigns the world bantamweight title.
The kickboxing match will take place over three rounds of one and a half minute each. The rules will follow that of the low-kick style, i.e. you can punch in the following parts: legs, body, from the waist up and on the face.
To be precise, Canalis’ debut in the ring was scheduled for December 2021, but due to an injury she was forced to raise the white flag early.
The former showgirl is a real athlete because, in addition to practicing kickboxing, in the past she dabbled in horse riding, then in muay thai and krav maga, the latter discipline that concerns self-defense techniques of Israeli forces. In short, a real sportswoman who is preparing to give her best against Rachele Muratori, also thanks to the 3.2 million followers who will support her.
Leaving the Striscia counter in 2002, Canalis has often ventured into the role of co-host in programs of various genres, from sports such as Controcampo (from 2002 to 2007), to music such as the Festivalbar (2007) and the Festival of Sanremo (2011), but also in comedy programs such as Zelig 1 (2013 and 2014).
It boasts six films that have appeared on the big screen, including the cinepanettone Natale a New York (2006) alongside Christian De Sica, but also Daddy’s Girlfriend (2008) and A Christmas I get married (2010), this time with Massimo Boldi. On the small screen, however, it boasts roles in sitcoms such as Love Bugs (2005) and Cosi fan tutti (2009), but also in fiction such as Carabinieri (from 2003 to 2004), Fratelli Benvenuti (2010) and L’isola di Pietro 2 ( 2018).
After the relationships with the footballer Christian Vieri, the actor George Clooney and the comedian Maccio Capatonda on September 14, 2014 she married the surgeon Brian Perri. The two have a daughter named Skyler Eva, who was born on September 29, 2019. Since she became Mrs. Perri, Elisabetta Canalis resides in Los Angeles.