Akram Hamidi defends his WKN European Bantamweight title on April 6, World Kickboxing Network announced Saturday. Going through the ropes in Bitche (commune in north-eastern France) he tops the event presented by Sebastien Seel.
Fighting out of Strasbourg under the patronage of Steeve Valente, Akram Hamidi earned the prestigious title early last month. Battling out in his home town the 19-year-old Frenchman stopped Maltese-Italian Samuel Andolina in the second round. Earlier in his career he has also defeated Nong Rose, Daren Rolland, Hamza Merdi, among others.
The fighter scheduled to challenge Hamidi for the title is yet to be named. More information is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
The announced event in Bitche, France is the latest addition to the WKN event calendar. Following the last weekend’s promotion in Zawiercie, Poland, the organization also announced the dates and places for events in Malta and Argentina. The current list of upcoming events can be found below.
February 2, Les Mureaux, France: Muay Thai Attitude 7
February 16, Esquina, Corrientes Province, Argentina: The Kumite 3
February 22, Bratislava, Slovakia: Fight for Bratislava
February 23, Belfast, Northern Ireland: ProKick Stormont Hotel
February 24, Malta
March 16, Villejuif, France: Benjamin Gerbet vs. TBA
April 6, Bitche, France: Akram Hamidi vs. TBA
April 27, Orchies, France: Fighting Edition 2
TBA, Spain: MMARCA