WKN Championship belt
WKN Championship belt | Pic: Boxmag

Last weekend World Kickboxing Network presented two back to back events in Spain and Northern Ireland. This coming Saturday the organization returns to Indian Ocean as well as to Malta, featuring as many as five WKN title bouts in total.

A trio of championship bouts headlines the fight card billed as “La Nuit du K1 – Les Défis du Sud” (Challenges of South). The event takes place at Gymnase Nelson Mandela in Saint Pierre, Réunion.

“The event in Réunion is presented by Mr Jean-Bernard Sautron in collaboration with French federation. It is the second visit of WKN to Indian Ocean, following World Championship presented in Mayotte last July,” said President of World Kickboxing Network Stephane Cabrera. “The fighters from Réunion are known for their bravery and excellent techniques. We look forward to a successful event, and future promotions in the region of a great potential.”

WKN Reunion
La Nuit du K1 – Les Défis du Sud

In the main event Yasser Olivier Lagarrigue of Reunion takes on Julien Schelkens of Belgium. The pair battles it out for WKN Intercontinental Super Lightweight title. The championship bout is scheduled for five rounds in oriental kickboxing

In the co-main event another local athlete Vianney Seperoumal faces Lahcen Ait Oussakour, also representing Belgium. The five-round contest is for WKN Continental Middleweight belt.

In addition, Mathias Ruinguin of Reunion squares off against Cano Perez Anderson of Italy. The juniors meet in a three-round encounter with WKN International Welterweight title at stake.

Malta accommodates the next edition of Gladiators Fight Night. The event No. 23 is held at Corradino Sports Pavillion in Paola featuring a newly-crowned World Kickboxing Network Featherweight champion in Full Contact Keith Azzopardi of Malta in his quest to become two-sport world champion when he challenges Qurban Hosseini of Germany for WKN World Featherweight title under oriental rules (K-1 style).

The second title bout at Gladiators Fight Night 23 features local Diane Schembri up against Pia Peters of Germany. The pair meets in a four-round encounter for WKN European Bantamweight title in the amateur class.

In addition, a day earlier (June 28) World Kickboxing Network is back to Spain with the next edition of MMA series MMARCA presented by Chinto Mordillo at Teatro Gran Maestre in Madrid. The event features the quarter-final bouts of two eliminator-tournaments in the 77 kg and 84 kg classes. The winners will advance to semi-finals, preceding the championship round with WKN titles on the line.