The World Kickboxing Network announced its third visit to Belgium for 2019. The event titled “La Nuit des Titans” (Night of Titans, Eng.) takes place at Hall Omnisport in Farciennes on November 24 (Nov. 25 AEST).
Top of the bill features the representative of the country-host Gaetano Pirrello in the five-round quest for WKN European Super Featherweight title in Muay Thai. The second title challenger is yet to be named.
WKN World and European Amateur titleholder Gaetano Pirello looks for professional European Crown on Nov. 24 in Farciennes 🇧🇪
— World Kickboxing Network (@WKNkickboxing) September 11, 2019
Pirrello is known for his battles at Simply the Best Kickboxing, which earned him titles in the amateur class. Last November he scored a unanimous decision against Slovakian Lubomir Rusnak to take WKN World amateur belt at super featherweight. In 2017 he stopped French Rehda Chtibi in the second round to claim amateur European crown at welterweight. Battling it out in his home town end of November the representative of Osman Gym looks to earn gold in the professional division.
In the co-main event Belgian Nicolas Di Franco (4-2) is set to contest for WKN European Welterweight title in MMA. In his previous bout last October he scored a unanimous decision against David-Tonatiuth Crol. Before that he suffered the defeat by TKO in the second round against Abou Tounkara, which snapped his three-fight win streak. The name of opponent for Di Franco is also yet to be announced.
The previous show produced in Belgium was held in April in Brussels, where famed brothers Boughanem, Youssef and Yassine, earned WKN World Super Welterweight and Super Heavyweight titles in Muay Thai (respectively). The next event takes place in Courcelles on October 26 featuring Ougo Huet up against Giacomo Stocchino in WKN European Featherweight Muay Thai title fight.
The undercard at La Nuit des Titans will see a series of bouts with local and international competitors. The matchups are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The event is presented by former 16-time world champion Osman Yigin.
Super Featherweight Gaetano Pirrello vs. TBA (Muay Thai)
Welterweight Nicolas Di Franco vs. TBA (MMA)