Eddy Nait Slimani takes on Charlie Peters
Eddy Nait Slimani / Pic: World GBC Tour

Kickboxing made-in WKN

The world-class kickboxing returns to Marseille with Nuit Des Gladiateurs held on January 13. The event takes place at Salle Vallier, featuring the eight-fight bill with some of the notable French fighters, as well as the international competitors.

In the main event the representative of the country-host Eddy Nait Slimani takes on English super lightweight Charlie Peters (46-13-1, 27 KO). The bout is scheduled for three rounds in oriental kickboxing (K-1).

Nait Slimani is a reigning World Kickboxing Network super lightweight champion, winning the title via the first-round knockout against Korean Dong Su Kim this past October in Mazan. The resume of Peters includes World Muaythai Council (WMC) title, as well as the victory of Muay Thai Grand Prix. According to numerous sources the team of the guest out of England has inquired whether the bout could be for the Frenchman’s WKN belt.

Among other bouts presented on the card Famed Amel Dehby faces her bantamweight country-fellow Lizzie Larguiliere, which is her first outing out of theĀ three fight-deal WKN announced earlier this month. In addition, the newly crowned this September in Saint-Raphael WKN European champions Hakim Ketaieb and Jocelyn Branchu take on their respective opponents Philippe Salmon and Anthony Recio in the three-rounds non-title bouts.

The promoter of the event is Jean Armand Da Lomba. The full fight card can be found below.

Super lightweight Eddy Nait Slimani vs. Charlie Peters
Super lightweight Cedric Castagna vs. Samir Mohamed
Bantamweight Amel Dehby vs. Lizzie Largiliere
Super lightweight Hakim Ketaieb vs. Philippe Salmon
Super lightweight Jocelyn Branchu vs. Anthony Recio
Middleweight Geysim Derouiche vs. Wilson Varela
Super flyweight Steven Mendy vs. Anthony Berthelot
Lightweight Emerick Lazizi vs. Hicham Chaara

Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a Muay Thai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former National champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. Iskenderov is also the World Kickboxing Network (WKN) international coordinator for Australia.


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