Girl Power Kickboxing
Girl Power Kickboxing / Pic: B1B

Girl Power 5 Stara Zagora

The final round of women’s kickboxing tournament “Girl Power” is locked and loaded. The event airs live on SFR Sport 5 and B1B on Friday February 9 from Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.

The list of participants of the upcoming show has been finalized. In addition to the previously announced fighters, Russian Valentina Simanikhina and Bulgarian Joana Nwamerue join the roster.

Simanikhina emerges as the wild card. Nevertheless she is known for her unanimous decision victory against Girl Power regular competitor Belgian Ashley Gilson at Simply the Best 17 last November in Franciennes.

Nwamerue is the second representative of the country-host. She battles out shoulder to shoulder with Iliana Gelebova. The “Girl Power 2” finalist Belgian Nathalie Visshers was expected to partake in the event, however her name is now longer featured on the list.

Among other fighters contesting on the night, the lineup includes the winners of three previous episodes: Turkish Irem Akin, Czech Tereza Dvorakova and French Mallaury Kalachnikoff. Semi-finalist Marina Spasic of Serbia tops up the bill.

Girl Power is a one-night featherweight knockout tournament. To take all the contender has to collect three victories during one evening. Prestigious WKN championship belt is on the line. Hall of Fame referee Steve Smoger officiates the bouts. The current line up can be found below.

Mallaury Kalachnikoff (France)
Marina Spasic (Serbia)
Tereza Dvorakova (Czech)
Irem Akin (Turkey)
Merima Basic (Bosnia)
Valentina Simanikhina (Russia)
Iliana Gelebova (Bulgaria)
Joana Nwamerue (Bulgaria)

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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