Lukas Bodyy talks kickboxing series Simply the Best
Simply the Best promoter in Slovakia Lukas Bodyy / Pic: WKN

Simply the Best Kickboxing

Kickboxing series Simply the Best begins in the fourth season tomorrow (March 16) in Slovakia. Each Episode features notable fighters, contesting for WKN World and subordinate titles. The events are produced in numerous countries throughout Europe as well as in South America.

Tomorrow’s show, Simply the Best 18 takes place at Arena Poprad featuring the ten-fight. The main event is the World Kickboxing Network Super Middleweight championship bout between Slovakian Vladimir Idranyi and Dylan Colin of France.

The pilot aired in 2014 back in Poprad. Two more shows were held in the city within the following two seasons. In addition Simply the Best visited Kosice.

The promoter in Slovakia Lukas Bodyy recently spoke to Fight Portal reflecting back as well as revealing his plans for the near future.

“In 2013 we produced Bigger’s Better boxing tournament [live on Eurosport]. It was very successful,” said Bodyy. “We spoke with WKN President Stephane Cabrera and decided to launch the world-class series and called it “Simply the Best”.

When asked about his plans for the future Bodyy said he wants to promote two shows per year in Slovakia.

“In addition to Poprad, last year we have held a successful gala in Kosice [Ep. 16]. I want to do it again.”

“There are other cities we look forward to visit. But first we need to see how we can handle two events of such caliber [per year].”

Bodyy also spoke about his protegee Tomas Mozny, well-known as “Slovakian Giant”. As well, he outlined several fighters he has coached, including Samuel Hadzima, Pavol Garaj, Cyril Pazitny, among others.

Simply the Best 18 Poprad fight card can be found below. The official weigh-in ceremony is held tonight.

STB 18 fight card

Super Middleweight Vladimir Idranyi vs. Dylan Colin
Heavyweight Ivan Bartek vs. Petr Vondracek
Lightweight Samuel Hadzima vs. Tarik Mahillon
Super Featherweight Cyril Pazitny vs Andrii Stashkiv
Light Heavyweight Erik Matejovsky vs. Jozef Kolodzej
Super Welterweight Michal Gazdik vs. Denis Farkas

Catchweight (91 kg) Radoslav Estocin vs. Adam Koprowski
Catchweight (84 kg) Alex Serbic vs. Martin Orsuliak
Catchweight (85 kg) Josef Kusmirek vs. Vlasto Cepo

Featherweight Ladislav Koky vs. Jakub Kukla