Battle of Saint-Raphael 5 official poster, fight card addition
Annual kickboxing event Battle of Saint-Raphael 5 is held on Saturday September 9. The program comprises eight bouts featuring notable French kickboxers up against international competitors. Four WKN European championships at stake.
The main event is a five-round super lightweight championship between Jocelin Branchu and Igor Osinin of Ukraine. The co-main event is a lightweight contest between Matthias Branchu and Keith Azzopardi of Malta. Also on the card super lightweight Hakim Ketaieb face off Czech Frantisek Adam for European title in oriental kickboxing.
In addition, Mallaury Kalachnikoff goes up against Czech Marina Jindrova for the women’s lightweight belt. The French fighter is coming out of the victory against Serbian Marina Spasic, when the pair met for the second time at VIP event Fight Night Saint Tropez earlier this month.
One of the highlights of an upcoming show is a comeback of the French star Amel Dehby. Multiple WKN World champion and Glory women’s tournament runner-up takes on Turkish Meryem Uslu in a three-round bantamweight encounter.
Mid June the promotion revealed a seven-fight bill. On Monday the organization shared an official event poster, as well as an additional bout, topping up the program. The contest is a middleweight battle between French Yazid Boussaha and Salamou Dzamalkhanov of Belgium.
The promoter of the event is Badri Rouabhia. The championship supervisor is Habib Bakir, representing the World Kickboxing Network. A complete fight card can be found below.
Super lightweight Jocelin Branchu vs. Igor Osinin
Lightweight Mathias Branchu vs. Keith Azzopardi
Super lightweight Hakim Ketaieb vs. Frantisek Adam
Lightweight Mallaury Kalachnikoff vs. Martina Jindrova
Middleweight Karim Benmansour vs. Shaun Falzon
Welterweight Bruce Codron vs. Jan Naus
Bantamweight Amel Dehby vs. Meryem Uslu
Middleweight Yazid Boussaha vs. Salamou Dzamalkhanov