Askgar Hosejni of Afghanistan wins the WKN Kickboxing World Cup 2017 in Iran
Askgar Hosejni of Afghanistan wins the WKN Kickboxing World Cup on March 10, 2017 in Tehran, Iran

The WKN Kickboxing has held the World Cup 2017 on Friday March 10 in Tehran.

WKN Kickboxing World Cup is now in the history books of Iran. Over twelve nations participated in the event that has produced the sports fiesta. The gala aired live on national TV networks.

The championship was a one-night eight-man welterweight tournament. To become the champion the contender had to win three bouts during one evening. Prestigious WKN belt was on the line.

In the first quarterfinal Tsuyoshi Haruno of Japan stopped Mattia Peddio of Italy in Round 2. Local competitor Mohammed Hossein Daroudian defeated Christopher Rotin of Malta on points in the second. In the following bout Askgar Hosejni of Afghanistan eliminated Andreas Charitou of Cyprus in Round 1. Similarly, Frenchman Ilan Durrand earned the first round knockout victory against Congo-born fighting out of Belgium Eric NSinga.

The first semi-final squared off the representative of the country host Mohammed Hossein Daroudian with the fighter out of the “Land of the Rising Sun” Tsuyoshi Haruno. Iranian athlete came out victorious by TKO in Round 2 (doctor’s stoppage) consequently qualifying for the final. In the second semi-final Afghani Askgar Hosejni earned the decision against Ilan Durrand of France and also advanced to the final.

Daroudian and Hosejni faced off in the championship bout. The finale ended in favor of the contestant out of Afghanistan. As a result he took all tournament winning the WKN kickboxing world championships.

Promoter in Tehran was Reza Hejazi. The head officials were Klaus Hagemann of Germany and Atsushi Onari of Japan. The president of the World Kickboxing Network, Stephane Cabrera attended the event. A former 16-time world champion in Muay Thai Osman Yigin presented at the gala.

FIGHTMAG is the first to report the results from Kickboxing World Cup 2017. In addition, four international championship bouts were challenged at the event.