Kickboxing World Cup 2017 is held on Friday, March 10, 2017 in Tehran
The WKN Kickboxing World Cup 2017 is held on Friday, March 10, 2017 in Tehran

WKN Kickboxing World Cup is held tonight in Tehran.

Kickboxing World Cup 2017 is a historic happening in Iran. Twelve countries participate in the event. The contest is a one-night eight-man welterweight tournament. In addition four international titles are challenged on the night. Iranian athletes face off the competitors from overseas. Five prestigious WKN championship belts at stake. Moreover, eminent referee out of Japan, Atsushi Onari officiates the bouts shoulder to shoulder with the Bigger’s Better Boxing’s Klaus Hagemann of Germany.

The weigh-in ceremony was held yesterday. The president of the World Kickboxing Network Stephane Cabrera, the promoter of the event in Iran Reza Hejazi, as well as the coordinator for Belgium and Turkey Osman Yigin conducted the procedure. The WKN posted the results on its profile on Twitter.

Askgar Hosejni of Afganistan was the first to step on the scales that showed 71,4 kg. Andreas Charitou of Cyprus weighed-in at 68,8 kg. Frenchman Ilan Durand showed 68,1 kg which made him the lightest contender on the card. Fighting out of Belgium representing Congo, Eric NSinga showed 70 kg even. Also Mattia Peddio of Italian Sardinia showed 69 kg. Japanese Tsuyoshi Haruno was 69,6 kg. Maltese Christopher Rotin was the heaviest showing 71,5 kg. Lastly, the representative of the country-host, Mohammed Hossein Daroudian weighed-in at 71 kg.

The card of international championships starts with Mohammad Siahat Maradi who takes on Pong Chuenchun of Thailand. The pair battles out in the super middleweight class. The next is Armin Ebrahimpour who goes up against Anucha Kanthongtab of Vietnam in the middleweight contest. Also on the card Vahid Mahdavi vs Denis Lamanec of Slovakia for the super light heavyweight belt. Sina Karimian vs Neil Aquino of Germany concludes the program in the super cruiserweight match.