Simply the Best Kickboxing
Simply the Best 18 is held at Arena Poprad on March 16. The event promoted by Lukas Bodyy features the leading Slovakian kickboxers and international fighters, as well as a set of WKN titles contested on the night. The program includes kickboxing, boxing and MMA bouts.
The event poster landed on Thursday with a new addition to the roster. Slovakian light heavyweight Vladimir Idranyi appears shoulder to shoulder with some of the previously announced fighters partaking in the event: Samuel Hadzima, Radoslav Estocin, Tomas Mozny and Petr Vondracek.
Stepping in the ring at STB 18, Vladimir Idranyi makes his fifth Simply the Best appearance. Battling out at STB 11 Poprad in 2016 he defeated Czech Matous Kohout, earning WKN European light heavyweight title.
A year later Idarnyi knocked out Hungarian Barnabas Szucs in the second round at STB 6. In addition his resume includes the battles against Bakari Tounkara at the previous series in Kosice and Daniel Vitovec at STB 10 Prague. The name of fighter opposite Idranyi at the upcoming show is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Among other match ups light heavyweight Erik Matejovsky (6-4) faces his Slovakian-fellow Jozef Kolodzej (15-17-1). Bosnian Alex Serbic meets Slovakian Martin Orsuliak at catchweight with the limit of 84 kg.
Tomas Mozny is penciled for Simply the Best 18 Poprad, which is held a week after his showdown with Czech Daniel Skvor at GLORY 51 Rotterdam. The participation of “The Giant Slovak” at STB 18 is to be determined post that fight.
The match ups and WKN championship contenders are expected to be announced in the near future. The current lineup can be found below.
STB 18 Poprad fight card
Heavyweight Tomas Mozny (TBC) vs. TBA
Super Welterweight Pavol Garaj vs. TBA
Lightweight Samuel Hadzima vs. TBA
Light Heavyweight Jozef Kolodzej vs. Erik Matejovsky
Heavyweight Petr Vondracek vs. TBA
Light Heavyweight Vladimir Idranyi
Cruiserweight Radoslav Estocin vs. TBA
Catchweight (84 kg) Alex Serbic vs. Martin Orsuliak