World Championship returns to Argentina with Simply The Best 15 Tigre: Roma vs Gaetano
Kickboxing series Simply The Best 15 Tigre is held on October 1. The event is the third episode in Argentina, and the first in the town just north of the city of Buenos Aires. It follows three previous shows promoted in Caseros during the first two seasons.
The WKN World super bantamweight championship headlines the program. A five-round contest in Muay Thai features Argentine Federico Roma up against French Tristan Gaetano.
Federico Roma is a current champion in oriental kickboxing, winning the title in 2015 via the fourth-round stoppage against famed Polish Tomasz Makowski in Zielona Gora. Aspiring to gain the belt in Muay Thai, he takes on the team mate of Yohan Lidon and Fabio Pinca, Tristan Gaetano, who’s highlight features the 2016 first-round knockout victory against Mohamed Bouchareb in Arbent.
The co-main event is the WKN Intercontinental lightweight championship in oriental kickboxing. Argentine Niko Vega is a challenger representing South America. His opponent is French Jeremy Nkoa representing Europe.
Also on the card two WKN international title fights as well as Argentine national women’s championship. The current fight card can be found below.
The promoter of the event is Cristian Bosch. Over the course of his own career as a fighter he earned the WKN World cruiserweight title. The episode is produced in collaboration with Valiente Producciones. The championship supervisor is Fernando Munoz.
The World Kickboxing Network President Stephane Cabrera is expected to attend the event. The special guest on the show is Jorge “Acero” Cali.
Super bantamweight Federico Roma vs. Tristan Gaetano
Lightweight Niko Vega vs. Jeremy Nkoa
Lightweight Pablo Roma vs. TBA
Welterweight Martin Velasco vs. TBA
Women’s championship TBA vs. TBD