Sotiris Tzivelis vs Aris Antoni, The Battle 17 by WKN
The Battle 17 by WKN: Aris Antoni vs Sotiris Tzivelis

The Battle 17: two WKN titles at stake

International kickboxing returns to Greece with The Battle 17 held on December 10 at Taekwondo Olympic Arena in Athens. The event is the next edition of the world-class promotions by Stefanos Konstantinidis, featuring the leading representatives of the country-host as well as the competitors from overseas.

On Thursday World Kickboxing Network announced the following match up presented on the fight card. Super welterweight Aris Antoni defends his WKN National title facing off Sotiris Tzivelis. The contest is scheduled for five-rounds in pro-amateur class.

Antoni won the belt early October in Corfu, where he scored the fourth-round KO victory over Vaggelis Rigas. The bout against Tzivelis is a rematch, following their initial encounter last year, when Antoni also came out victorious by knockout. However Tzivelis declared it was a “lucky shot” and called out for a rematch, which has been accepted.

The Battle 17 is headlined by Greek Mixed Martial Artist Andreas Michailidis face off Slovakian middleweight Tomas Bolo. The pair battles out for WKN International belt.

Also on the card Greek super welterweight Meletis Kakoumpavas goes up against Slovakian kickboxer Pavol Garaj in a three-round kickboxing challenge. In addition the representative of the country-host Dimitris Xerikos takes on Bosnian boxer Adnan Hadzihajdic at middleweight.

Other match ups are expected to be announced in the coming days. The current lineup can be found below.

MMA
Middleweight Andreas Michailidis vs. Tomas Bolo

Kickboxing
Super welterweight Meletis Kakoumpavas vs. Pavol Garaj
Welterweight Alexandros Mavromatidis vs. Thanasis Karousos
Super Welterweight Aris Antoni vs. Sotiris Tzivelis

Boxing
Middleweight Dimitris Xerikos vs. Adnan Hadzihajdic
Light heavyweight Nika Sekhniashvili vs. Slavisa Simeunovic
Light heavyweight Petros Liberis vs Isaias Topi

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Parviz Iskenderov

Parviz Iskenderov is a Muay Thai 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. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.

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