Hirachidine Saindou faces Mahery Rakotonirina for World Kickboxing Network Welterweight title
King of Kickboxing: Saindou faces Rakotonirina for WKN Welterweight title / Pic: J. Bardenet via Facebook

King of Kickboxing: Saindou faces Rakotonirina for WKN World Welterweight title in Dzaoudzi, Mayotte

World Championship comes to Indian Ocean on July 28 with the “King of Kickboxing” event held in commune Dzaoudzi of French department Mayotte. The fight card comprises five title bouts.

Mid this week World Kickboxing Network announced a full lineup. The roster includes local and international competitors coming from Madagascar, Reunion Island, Kenya and Tanzania.

In the main event, representing Mayotte, Hirachidine Saindou takes on Mahery Rakotonirina of Madagascar. The pair battles out for WKN World Welterweight title.

The co-main event was originally announced with local Helena Claveau, contesting for WKN Intercontinental Super Featherweight belt. She appears to no longer be featured on the card.

Another representative of Mayotte, Jerome Valla, has been announced in the co-headliner of the show, facing off Tanzanian Abdallah Saleh. The pair meets in the scheduled for five rounds championship bout for WKN Intercontinental Welterweight title.

Also on the card Joice Awino of Kenya goes up against Razanamialy Larissa Odette of Madagascar. The contest is for WKN Indian Ocean Women’s Super Featherweight strap.

In addition, Raphael Mohamed Moussa of Tanzania battles out against Pierre Voari of Madagascar for WKN Indian Ocean Welterweight title, and Laggarigue Olivier of Reunion Island squares off against Jumanne Said Simba of Tanzania, for WKN Indian Ocean Super Welterweight belt. The full line up can be found below.

Welterweight Hirachidine Saindou vs. Mahery Rakotonirina
Welterweight Jerome Valla vs. Abdallah Saleh
Super Featherweight Joice Awino vs. Razanamialy Larissa Odette
Welterweight Raphael Mohamed Moussa vs. Pierre Voari
Super Welterweight Laggarigue Olivier vs. Jumanne Said Simba