Simply the Best 16 Kosice is held on Saturday October 14 at Steel Arena. The event is the fourth series produced in Slovakia, following three previous episodes in Poprad. The program is a mixed-gala featuring kickboxing, MMA and boxing bouts. The roster includes the leading Slovakian fighters as well as the international competitors. Several WKN titles will be contested on the night.
To date the organization announced four match ups. The most recent addition is a three-round welterweight battle between Slovakian Milan Pales and Ruslan Kushnirenko of Ukraine.
Previously announced “Minci” Pales (30-3-1) makes his second appearance in the series after the 2015 STB 6 Poprad when he took the decision against Milos Keljanovic. His resume also includes the battles against Luka Fonda, William Diender, Vlad Tuinov, among others. In addition he scored the 2-0 record in W5 Kickboxing.
Ruslan Kushnirenko makes his Simply the Best debut. Over the course of his career he earned WKN European super lightweight title, scoring the decision against Oganes Sarafyan, as well as became the runner-up at Big-8 World Grand Prix 2011, going up against Andrei Kulebin in the finale. In addition he took the decision against Thai Samkor Kiatmontep, and the first-round stoppage against Australian Taylor Harvey.
“Slovakian Giant” Tomas Mozny headlines STB 16 Kosice facing off an opponent yet to be named. The fight card also includes the middleweight bout between Slovak Pavol Garaj and Czech Matous Kohout, challenging for WKN International title.
Other match-ups are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The current line up can be found below.
Simply the Best 16 Kosice fight card
Middleweight Pavol Garaj vs. Matous Kohout – WKN International title
Super middleweight Stefan Meszaros vs. Martin Gano
Welterweight Milan Pales vs. Ruslan Kushnirenko
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
Heavyweight Kristof Nataska vs. Alexandr Cverna
Lightweight Miroslav Strbak vs. TBA
Heavyweight Tuslan Terpajow vs. TBA
Light heavyweight Pavol Langer vs. TBA
Welterweight Frantisek Fodor vs. TBA
Cruiserweight Radoslav Estocin vs. TBA