Daniel Austin KOK Kickboxing road trip
Daniel Austin / KOK Kickboxing road trip

Blog: KOK Kickboxing in Turkey

The FightBox Podcast is back after a lengthy absence, but I guarantee it is worth the wait. The newest episode features what I think might be one of the most interesting stories ever told on the show.

It’s a story of triumph and failure, a story of victory and defeat and a story that will leave you asking yourself if it’s even real. But I guarantee you every word of it is true.

In case you haven’t noticed, King of Kings has slowly but surely been extending their presence in Europe. 2018 is a year of global expansion for the promotion, as I documented in my August blog. On August 11th, KOK made its debut in Turkey in the town square of the city of Sarkoy under the open air, just a few meters from the beach. It was an amazing show with an estimated crowd of 25,000 spectators in attendance in what I called a “sea of humanity”. The event was broadcast not only on FightBox TV in over 60 countries around the world but also on Turkish national television and on the kokfights.tv.

But as with every great story, it was not the destination that was the most interesting part, but the journey. Along the way I travelled over 4,000 kilometers, visited six different countries, was behind the wheel for nearly seventy hours and spent more time waiting at borders between countries than any human being should have to endure.

During my travels I managed to have a fantastic family vacation, do commentary for a massive kickboxing event, take in many different cultures and even experience what can only be described as the lead role in an action movie. It was truly a summer vacation that will not be soon forgotten. If you’ve never listened to a single episode of The FightBox Podcast, this is the one to listen to.

As for the future of the podcast, I address that issue too. Regular or even casual listeners will know that for the last year or so the number of episodes being released has dramatically slowed down, or even stopped for long periods of time. I explain why in this episode and say what everyone can expect going forward.

Daniel Austin
Daniel Austin is a TV commentator, journalist and podcaster for the FightBox TV channel. He is the host of The FightBox Podcast, an interview show where he talks to top fighters from around the world in all fighting disciplines. He did professional wrestling for 15 years, competing in nine different countries. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, he later moved to Poland, where he now resides and where he started the country's first ever pro wrestling promotion in 2009, Do or Die Wrestling.