Kickboxing Simply the Best 17 Farciennes Piras vs Gozdzicki
Allan Gozdzicki (l) and Lorenzo Piras (r) in their first bout at The Night of Super Fight in April 2017 in Iglesias, Sardinia / Pic: Michele Reginali

Kickboxing series STB 17 Farciennes: Piras vs. Gozdzicki 2

Kickboxing World Championship returns to Belgium with Simply the Best 17 Farciennes held on Sunday November 26. The event is the fourth episode produced in the country, following STB 1, 9 and 12.

The previous chapters featured two WKN Intercontinental championships, Europe vs Asia and Europe vs South America, as well as International contest Belgium vs Greece. An upcoming show is headlined by the championship of the World, when the current WKN lightweight title holder Italian Lorenzo Piras (21-5-0, 10 KOs) defends the belt facing off the representative of the country-host Allan Gozdzicki (45-20-3, 13 KOs).

The bout is also a rematch following their original encounter in April on Sardinia. Challenging for a vacant at that time belt, Piras earned a five-round unanimous decision win over Gozdzicki.

Piras makes his second Simply the Best appearance, following the third-round stoppage against Belgian Paulo Renna back in Farciennes last year, when he won WKN European super featherweight title. Gozdzicki headlined STB 1 Charleroi in 2014, going up against Korean Dong Su Kim for WKN Intercontinental lightweight title, as well as defeated Italian Alessandro Fillini by decision also at STB 12.

The promoter of the event is former 16-time World Champion Osman Yigin. President of World Kickboxing Network Stephane Cabrera is expected to attend the show.

The date of the event has been revealed on Sunday. Other bouts are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Lightweight Lorenzo Piras (c) vs. Allan Gozdzicki – WKN title