STB 1 Charleroi launches kickboxing series on SFR Sport
Throwback Thursday rewinds three years and brings us to Belgium. This is where a former 16-time world champion Osman Yigin installs the debut of kickboxing series Simply The Best on SFR Sport 5. STB 1 Charleroi was held on November 20, 2014.
The man they call “The Legend of Muay Thai” out of Belgium, Osman Yigin presented the first episode of Simply The Best in terms of the famed gala “Night of Titans” he promotes for over a decade. An international kickboxing fiesta was the 8-fight bill with local athletes facing off international opponents. Four WKN titles were contested during the evening.
The championship supervisor was Raphael Girardi. The President of the World Kickboxing Network, Stephane Cabrera attended the show.
In the main event Allan Gozdzicki of Belgium was up against Dong Su Kim of Korea. The challenge was for the WKN Intercontinental lightweight title. After three rounds of kickboxing, the judges verdict proclaimed a unanimous draw.
In the co-main event Franck Wawina of Congo battled out against Xavier Lejour of Belgium. The pair similarly battled out in the WKN Intercontinental lightweight championship. The representative of Africa defeated the European athlete by way of knockout in Round 1.
Also on the card Salamou Dzhamalkhanov of Chechnya squared off with Anders Fossum of Norway. The pair challenged for the WKN International middleweight belt. Dzhamalkhanov earned the victory by way of knockout in Round 2.
In addition, the WKN International welterweight title went to Sweden with Fredrik Bjornander stopping Eric N’Singa of Congo in Round 1. The undercard comprised a series of super fights and amateur contests. Notable athletes, including Ashley Gilson, took part in the event.
Kickboxing series Simply The Best on SFR Sport 5
Simply The Best are now in the third season. Particularly in Belgium the promotion has held two more episodes, STB 9 Farciennes in 2015 and STB 12 Farciennes last year. The program includes an upcoming gala scheduled for the end of the season. The most recent series was held last Saturday in Czech Republic, STB 14 Prague. The event event is South America. Colombia hosts STB 15 Caqueta on September 9.