The World Kickboxing Network kicks off 2022 with the next edition of Thai Boxe Mania taking place at Palazzo dello Sport Ruffini in Turin, Italy on Saturday, January 29. The event promoted by Carlo Barbuto features a series of bouts with two WKN titles contested on the night.
In one the championship matchups, Alessio Forte and Ovidio Popadiuc battle it out for WKN European featherweight belt. In another title quest, Vincenzo Di Nicola and Krisztian Toth square off for WKN Junior World welterweight strap.
Over the years Thai Boxe Mania produced a number of world class bouts with some of the most renowned kickboxers and Muay Thai fighters, including Saenchai, Sudsakorn, Patrick Carta, Andrei Kulebin, Giorgio Petrosyan, among others.
Thai Boxe Mania 2022 follows Invictus Arena 29 recently held in Rome.
The WKN championship lineup looks as the following:
WKN European featherweight title, oriental rules, 5×3
Alessio Forte (Italy) vs. Ovidio Popadiuc (Romania)
WKN Junior World welterweight title, oriental rules, 3×3
Vincenzo Di Nicola (Italy) vs. Krisztian Toth (Hungary)