Very Rare Video: Jerome Le Banner vs Espedito Da Silva

World Kickboxing Network (WKN) makes history and introduces the sports of kickboxing and muaythai to a large audience in the United States.

WKN world championship Jerome Le Banner (France) vs Espedito da Silva (Brazil) features on the card at the Don King promotion Evander Holyfield vs Vaughn Bean for the WBA and IBF heavyweight title.

The historic event was held on Saturday, September 19, 1998 in Atlanta, GA, USA. The Showtime network televised the show from Georgia Dome.

The Black Belt (Jan 2000) reports that Stephane Cabrera was instrumental in convincing Don King to put this fight on.

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 World Kickboxing Network (WKN) international coordinator for Australia.