Four WKN titles at stake in Saint-Raphael
Annual kickboxing event Battle of Saint-Raphael presents its fifth edition on Saturday September 9 at Salle Omnisport de L’Esterel. The program comprises eight professional bouts with the A-list French fighters up against international opponents. Moreover, four WKN European titles will be contested during the evening.
In the main event French super lightweight Jocelin Branchu faces Ukrainian Igor Osinin. The co-main event is a lightweight contest between local Matthias Branchu and Maltese Keith Azzopardi.
Also on the card a super lightweight representative of the country-host Hakim Ketaieb up against Czech Frantisek Adam. In addition “Girl Power” Mallaury Kalachnikoff takes on Czech Marina Jindrova for the women’s lightweight belt.
Furthermore, Battle of Saint-Raphael 5 marks a return of the 2016 Glory Kickboxing Super Bantamweight championship tournament runner-up Amel Dehby, who faces Meryem Uslu of Germany. The latter challenged the champion Tiffany van Soest this past Friday in Chicago.
The promoter of the event is Badri Rouabhia. The championship supervisor is Habib Bakir, representing World Kickboxing Network.
The official weigh-in ceremony is scheduled for Friday September 8. The event starts at 7.30 pm local time. The show airs on Canal Plus Sport.
On Tuesday the organization shared the event trailer on Facebook. The full 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