Garaj faces Kohout for WKN title at kickboxing series STB 16 Kosice

Simply The Best 16 Kosice: Pavol Garaj vs. Matous Kohout 2

Kickboxing series Simply The Best 16 Kosice is held on Saturday October 14 at Steel Arena. The event is the fourth episode promoted in Slovakia, following three previous editions produced in Poprad.


Over the last several weeks the organization has been announcing the names of fighters partaking at the event. On Saturday World Kickboxing Network revealed the first match up featured on the card.

Slovakian Pavol Garaj takes on Czech Matous Kohout in a three-round bout for WKN International middleweight title. In addition, the contest is a rematch with pair’s first encounter held last year at the “Enfusion Live” event in Banska Bystrica, where the guest out of Czech Republic scored the decision.

Pavol Garaj makes his fifth Simply The Best appearance, which includes the series pilot in 2014, when he defeated Bulgarian Stefan Stankov earning WKN World super welterweight title. His most recent bout was in June in Kosice, where he stopped Belgian David van Branteghem in the first round at “Rebuy Stars Fight Night”.

Matous Kohout is a current WKN European middleweight champion, winning the belt by decision against Belgian Jente Van Hul at STB 14 Prague in April. The upcoming show is his fourth appearance in the series, which also includes the battles against Slovak Vladimir Idranyi at STB 11 Poprad, and Poland’s Pawel Jedrzejczyk at STB 13 Nowa Sol.

Other match ups are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The current line up can be found below.

STB 16 Kosice

Middleweight Pavol Garaj vs. Matous Kohout – WKN International title
Heavyweight Tomas Mozny vs. TBA
Middleweight Vladimir Moravcik vs. TBA
Heavyweight: Petr Vondracek vs. TBA
Heavyweight Georgij Fibich vs. TBA
Super light heavyweight Adrian Valentin vs. TBA
Light heavyweight Vladimir Idranyi vs. TBA
Welterweight Milan Pales vs. TBA
Super middleweight Stefan Meszaros vs. TBA

Lightweight Miroslav Strbak vs. TBA
Heavyweight Tuslan Terpajow vs. TBA
Light heavyweight Pavol Langer vs. TBA
Welterweight Frantisek Fodor vs. TBA
Heavyweight Kristof Nataska vs. TBA

Cruiserweight Radoslav Estocin vs. TBA


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