Fighter suffers fibula fracture in kickboxing world title bout

Slovakian kickboxer Stefan Meszaros challenged for World Kickboxing Network Super Welterweight title this past Saturday (May 25) in Agde, France. The European champion from Nitra faced Spanish Jordi Requejo in the scheduled for five rounds contest. The pair headlined the 16th edition of annual “Trophée de l’Éphèbe de Kickboxing”.

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Starting strong from the opening seconds of the first round, Slovakian southpaw attacked the right leg of his opponent with an inside left kick. The latter blocked the shots and countered. An “unlucky” power kick thrown by Meszaros reportedly landed on the knee of Requejo resulting in fractured fibula (leg bone located on the lateral side of the tibia, with which it is connected above and below).

Kickboxer suffers broken fibula in world title bout
Kickboxer suffers broken fibula in world title bout Pic: Facebook / Ville.Agde.Officiel

The contest was terminated. The verdict heard the competitor from Badalona taking the win by TKO.

Meszaros was admitted to the hospital to undergo a surgery. The fighter shared the photo of X-ray of his broken leg in a story on Instagram.

The promoter of the “TEKB” event Christophe Dragole reported via a post on Facebook that the surgery “went well”. The WKN World Office, on behalf of all kickboxing community, sent its best wishes and speedy recovery to Stefan Meszaros.

The injury suffered by Slovakian kickboxer resembles the 2013 headline-bout of UFC 168 between Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva, when the latter similarly broke his leg in the second round. As well, the 2014 GLORY Kickboxing heavyweight tournament saw Tyrone Spong suffering a breakage of his lower right leg in the first round after throwing leg kick in the quarter-final bout against Gokhan Saki.

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