Ebrahim Khazaei vs Tsuyoshi Haruo for WKN Asian middleweight Muay Thai title
World Kickboxing Network returns to the birth place of the “Art of Eight Limbs” on Sunday September 17. Muay Thai event accommodated at Ramkhamhaeng Stadium in Bangkok is the fourth edition of the WKN promotions in Thailand.
After two series held in Phuket and Pattaya last year, an upcoming show is the second event in the capitol of the Kingdom this year. It follows an intercontinental championship organized in June, when Hamid Reza Hejazi defeated Nobuhiro Tsurumaki, earning the WKN super cruiserweight belt.
The headline-bout at the next event is a contest for the WKN Asian middleweight title. Iranian Ebrahim Khazaei faces Tsuyoshi Haruo of Japan in a five-round bout.
Representing Pars Gym, Khazaei (12-3) is a national champion of Iran, who over the course of his career took the WKF Asian belt. Haruo (17-4) represents Japanese Hiro Gym, and has been titled as a national champion of “the Land of the Rising Sun”.
The program of the event also includes the WKN national championship of Thailand, featuring Anuwatt Autachai up against an opponent yet to be named. The championship supervisor is Tofan Pirani. WKN President Stephane Cabrera is expected to attend the event.
In 2000’s World Kickboxing Network cooperated with a well-known promoter Songchai Ratanansuban of S-1 promotion, presenting international series “Grand Tournoi” in Thailand, England, France, Switzerland and Arab Emirates. As of 2016 the organization develops a new series of championship events throughout Thailand. The latter is organized in collaboration with a group of promoters of Iran, where the WKN held a historic World Cup in March.