Laetitia Madjene battles in the final of Kunlun Fight women's kickboxing tournament
Laëtitia Madjene (l) with her trainer Michel Garcia (r) / Pic: Facebook @missdynamitedcteam / Jbaba

Laetitia Madjene battles out in the final of the Kunlun Fight 8-woman tournament.

Prominent kickboxer out of Jacou, France Laetitia Madjene, 30, (25, 8 KOs – 3 – 1) features on the card at Kunlun Fight 60. The event is held on April 23 in Zunyi, China. Representing the WKN Top Team under the patronage of Michel Garcia and Cyril Chantereau, “Miss Dynamite” is one of the four finalists of the eight-woman 61.5 kg eliminator. She is the 2016 national champion as well as the 2015 WAKO world champion.

“I’ve started boxing very young because my father was practicing boxing,” says Madjene. “I continued because this sport appealed to me: the passing of oneself, the harshness and the warlike temperament that this sport brings out.”

Madjente joined the contest as a “wild card” replacing Anke Van Gestel of Belgium last October in Wuhan. She won the short notice bout against Candice Mitchell of Canada at Kunlun Fight 54, consequently qualifying for the next round.

New challenge

In the upcoming event Madjene squares off with Anissa Haddaoui of Holland. The latter has previously defeated Marisa Pires of Portugal. The bout is the first semi-final of the tournament.

In the second semi-final, the representative of the country-host Wang Kehan reportedly takes on Juliana Werner of Brazil. Earning the qualifications the Chinese fighter eliminated Korina Papachrysanthou of Greece while the Brazilian athlete defeated Diana Zubrovskaia of Russia.

The winners of the semi-final will face off in the ultimate match. The bouts will go ahead at 3 x 3 minute rounds.

“I have to win both fights in one night. In the first I will try to score the points technically, to avoid the injury and limit the fatigue to be able to give everything in the final. But of course if it is necessary to go the war in the first fight, I will not hesitate.”

“I have boxed in tournaments, but on a week or a weekend so the fights were divided. I have never fought twice in the same evening, will be a new challenge for me.”

In conclusion, Laetitia Madjene is the following notable name of female kickboxing in France. She stands shoulder to shoulder with the winner of the Bigger’s Better Girl Power II featherweight tournament Mallaury Kalachnikoff and the finalist of the Glory super bantamweight tournament Amel Dehby.