World Kickboxing Network makes debut in Mayotte
Mayotte: King of Kickboxing weigh-ins / Pic: WKN

Mayotte: King of Kickboxing

World Kickboxing Network makes its debut in Indian Ocean on Friday July 27 with the King of Kickboxing event held in Mayotte. The latter is the French department and region, an archipelago between the coast of Mozambique and Madagascar.

The programme is broadcasted on Kwezi TV, featuring a five-fight championship card with the prestigious WKN title belts contested on the night. The roster includes the local fighters up against international competitors coming from Madagascar, Reunion Island, Kenya and Tanzania.

In the main event Hirachidine Saindou of Mayotte faces off Andifita Mahery of Madagascar. The pair battles out for WKN World Welterweight title.

In the co-main event local Jerome Valla takes on Saleh Abdallah of Tanzania. The contest is for WKN InterContinental Welterweight title. The rest of the card includes the Indian Ocean regional championship bouts.

The official weigh-in ceremony was conducted on Thurdsay in attendance of WKN President Stephane Cabrera, who traveled to Mayotte to assist the event. A complete lineup can be found below.

Welterweight Hirachidine Saindou vs. Andifita Mahery
Welterweight Jerome Valla vs. Saleh Abdallah
Welterweight Moussa Raphael vs. Pierre Voari
Super Featherweight Joice Ojina vs. Larissa Razanamialy
Super Welterweight Boris Silva vs. Jumanne Simba

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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