Irem Akin partakes in female kickboxing tournament Girl Power
Irem Akin of Turkey partakes in Girl Power 3 kickboxing eliminator

Female kickboxing series Girl Power live on SFR Sport 5

Girl Power is a series of featherweight kickboxing tournaments on European television network SFR Sport 5. The contest comprises eight international competitors challenging for the prestigious WKN belt in the one-night Olympic system tournament. The producer is the Bigger’s Better Boxing, known for three seasons of “The Sweet Science” live on Eurosport. The backbone is the World Kickboxing Network that plays the role of the international matchmaker as well as sanctioning. Furthermore, the Hall of fame boxing referee Steve Smoger officiates the bouts.

The organization produced the pilot in 2014 live on Pay-Per-View. The debut on SFR Sport was broadcasted in February. In March the promotion announced two seasons with the five-event-program per year. Four qualification tournaments lead to the Grand Final. The next show, Girl Power 3 is held on Friday June 23.

25-year-old Irem Akin (13-6, 10 KOs) of Turkey is the following Girl Power 3 contender the promotion announced on Wednesday. Fighting under the patronage of the notable fighter Erkan Varol, she is the 2014 IFMA muaythai world champion. Akin represents the country, a strong participant of kickboxing planet, that produced such legends in sport as Osman Yigin and Gokhan Saki.

To date the list of the Girl Power 3 participants looks as the following. The semi-finalist of Girl Power 2 Marina Spasic represents Serbia. Prominent kickboxer Ashley Gilson stands for Belgium. Kickboxer as well as a professional boxer Aida Halac comes from Bosnia. French Celia Schroeder and Czech Lucie Mudrochova also feature on the roster.

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Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a muaythai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former national champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. He covers national and world news. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.

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