Nieky Holzken, sporting Yokkao trunks, made his successful return to the boxing ring yesterday after about a year away. Holzken stepped into the ring in the Netherlands at Golden Glory Helmond against Ismael Altintas, whom he made short work of in round two. Holzken was proudly sporting his Yokkao trunks in the ring as he moved on to 5-0 as a professional with Yokkao promoter Stefania Picelli and BeNeLux Yokkao distributor Peter Wetzer at ringside to provide support.
It looks like Holzken is over that injury from the car accident and might be back in kickboxing action in the very near future as well, with us knowing that he has his eyes on Joseph Valtellini and that GLORY Welterweight Championship. Yokkao's next event is a double-header, Yokkao 10 and 11 on October 11th. Expect to see Liam Harrison, Kongsak, Pakorm, Jordan Watson, Piscitello, Crice and more in action on October 11th.
The only way to watch this event was to be there in person, it will not be released online or on TV until August, but we found some videos and a few of the results. Andy Souwer beat Kido again, this time in the extra round, they both received yellow cards, and even a red cards during the fight, for what we think was holding, but we aren't positive and even Souwer himself wasn't sure. Nagashima got DQ'd for catching the leg and administering an illegal sweep from which Zanolini could not continue.
Here are the main fight results, we will update more as we receive them.
Andy Souwer VS Yasuhiro Kido - WINNER: Andy Souwer (Decision Extra Round.)
Danilo Zanolini VS Nagashima Jienotsu Yuichirou - WINNER Danilo Zanolini (Disqualification)
Samo Petje VS Hinata - WINNER Samo Petje (KO 2nd Round)
Murat Aygun VS Raomaru - WINNER Murat Aygun (KO 1st Round)
Zelg "Benkei" Galesic VS Uehara Makoto - WINNER Uehara Makoto (KO 1st Round)
Geo Fairtex VS Komiyama Kousuke - WINNER Geo Fairtex (Decision)
Andy Souwer Vs Yasuhiro Kido
Geo Fairtex VS Komiyama Kousuke
Danilo Zanolini VS Nagashima Jienotsu Yuichirou