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|4.||Marc de Bonte|
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|3.||Robin van Roosmalen|
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According to Dutch site at5, Badr Hari has made claims in his upcoming autobiography that Ernesto Hoost had attempt...Read more
Many fans have took to Twitter and Facebook to let It's Showtime know that they want the full fight card featuring 12 fights to be shown, rather than just 6 fights on the main card. It's Showtime has responded to the requests from its fans with some great news.
All 12 fights on this Saturday's It's Showtime card will be streamed on showtimefights.com. We'll all be able to see the great fights that we thought we never would, like Tyrone Spong vs. Melvin Manhoef and Yohan Lidon vs. L'houcine "Aussie" Ouzgni for the It's Showtime 73MAX World Title.
It's Showtime's undercard fights usually never see the light of day. With such a stacked card like this though, it was a good move to listen to the fans and stream the entire fight card.
HDNet will be showing the six fight main card portion featuring Badr Hari vs. Gokhan Saki and Daniel Ghita live. The undercard featuring Melvin Manhoef vs. Tyrone Spong and L'houcine "Aussie" Ouzgni vs. Yohan Lidon will be aired on February 3rd.
Great job by both It's Showtime and HDNet here in making the whole fight card available.Add a comment
A press conference took place today in Zagreb, Croatia to officially announce the "Cro Cop Final Fight" event that will take place on March 10th in Zagreb. Despite the moniker, Cro Cop's fight against Ray Sefo will not be his last fight. Aside from Mirko Cro Cop vs. Ray Sefo, the rest of the fight card was released and it is stacked.
Daniel Ghita will meet Sergei Lascenko in a battle of our Top 10 heavyweights. Ghita sits at #5 and Lascenko at #10 on our Liverkick.com rankings. The heavyweight landscape in kickboxing will start to undergo some big changes, starting at this Saturday's It's Showtime event. Top heavyweights are actually starting to fight each other again so match-ups like this give us a good idea of where the heavyweight division stands. Ghita will be fighting Hesdy Gerges for the It's Showtime World Heavyweight Title this coming weekend and Lascenko's last fight was a dramatic KO over Ismael Londt to win SuperKombat's World Grand Prix.
Dzevad Poturak will take on Ismael Londt in a battle of a long time veteran against a fighter trying to break into the upper echelon of the division. Poturak is a good test for Londt, as he never stops throwing power shots and keeps coming, so Londt might have to show something different than in his previous outings to secure the win. The fight has slugfest written all over it with, being that both fighters love to swing for the fences.
Up and coming Croatian heavyweight Igor Jurkovic will take on the K-1 veteran Freddy Kemayo. Jurkovic's biggest win to date was his upset over Pavel Zhuravlev in May. He has power but imposing his game on his opponents and defense have been a bit of a struggle for him. Kemayo should test Jurkovic's defensive skills as he'll try to impose his game on the Croatian. Mladen Brestovac meets Mourad Bouzidi in another good heavyweight fight. Brestovac last fought in July where he was knocked out by Ismael Londt in the final of one of SuperKombat's qualifying tournaments. He'll look to rebound against Bouzidi, who fights Sahak Parparyan this Saturday for It's Showtime. Speaking of Sahak Parparyan, he's on the card against a to be announced opponent. Full fight card below. [source]
Igor Jurković vs Freddy Kemayo
Daniel Ghita vs Sergei Lascenko
Mladen Brestovac vs Mourad Bouzidi
Dževad Poturak vs Ismael Lundt
Mladen Kojundžić vs Marin Došen
Agron Preteni vs Guy Pacome Assi
Stefan Jelić vs Michael Duut
Miran Fabjan vs Ivan Posavec
Sahak Paparyan vs TBAAdd a comment
This Saturday, January 28th in Leeuwarden, Holland Daniel Ghita and Hesdy Gerges will face off for the It's Showtime World Heavyweight Title. This isn't the first time they've met, however.
Daniel Ghita and Hesdy Gerges first fought on March 6th, 2011 at the Sporthallen Zuid in Amsterdam. Gerges came into the bout the It's Showtime World Heavyweight Champion, thanks to being on the receiving end of a Badr Hari soccer kick in May of 2010. Both Ghita and Gerges were right below the top, and both wanted to establish themselves as elite fighters in the heavyweight division. They both shared a common history coming into the fight, as they'd both competed in the K-1 World GP in 2010, and both lost to elite fighters in Semmy Schilt and Gokhan Saki. The fight would move one fighter into the "elite" category, and one in the same position of right below the elite...Well, that's how it was supposed to be.
The first round started quickly, with kicks to the legs and body being traded left and right. Both fighters, known as kickers, tried to show the evolution of their games by mixing in punches to the body and head. The pace was furious and neither would back up, standing in front of one another trading shots with a speed that isn't normally seen in the heavyweight division. The round as a whole was contested very evenly, and you'd be hard pressed to pick a clear winner. Neither fighter would let the other get ahead. One would throw a combination, the other would answer right back.
Round 2 started off much like the second round, guns ablazing. Gerges started to land cleanly with some big punches. Then, in a situation reminiscent of Ricardo Mayorga against Vernon Forrest, Daniel Ghita stood right in front of Gerges, dropped his hands and motioned him to punch him in the face. Gerges obliged with four huge punches while Ghita stood there and ate them. Shots continued to be traded back and forth, until the determing factor of the fight took place. Gerges went for a knee and it landed straight in the junk of Daniel Ghita. Ghita went down, but surprisingly the referee administered a count, pretty much sealing the round as a 10-8 for Gerges. Ghita was noticeably hindered by the low blow and both fighters started to feel the effects of the pace. Two rounds down and Gerges was up because of the count given to Ghita.Add a comment
I am all for recognizing talent and taking time out of my day to talk about a job well done, so it is nice to see that I am not alone in that regard. Watch this video message from Gokhan Saki that he sent to Will Prescott, better known as StillWill who produces some of the absolute greatest Kickboxing highlights that the world has seen. Well done, Will.
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We posted a few days ago that Mirko Cro Cop would be fighting Ray Sefo at the "K-1 Final Fight" event in Zagreb, Croatia on March 10. It's long been rumored that other big name fighters would be on the event, and now there's some confirmation from the organizers.
Fightsite.hr, a direct affiliate of the event's promoter/organizer, Fight Channel, confirmed that Daniel Ghita, Mourad Bouzidi and Freddy Kemayo will fight on the event. Miran Fabjan is also slated to be on the card. There is a press conference tomorrow at the Sheraton Zagreb for the event, and Mirko Cro Cop vs. Ray Sefo will officially be announced. The rest of the match-ups on the card will also be revealed.
Daniel Ghita will be rematching Hesdy Gerges on January 28 for the It's Showtime World Heavyweight title so it'll be a bit of a quick turn around after a fight that just seems guaranteed to have damage inflicted on both fighters. Mourad Bouzidi had a really bad 2011, losing all three of his fights. He'll look to rebound against the much smaller Sahak Parparyan, also on It's Showtime's January 28 card. Freddy Kemayo's last fight saw him losing to Vitaly Akhramenko in November at Fight Code's "Rhinos" Tournament Final.
From the looks of it, the card is shaping up to be pretty good with Cro Cop vs. Ray Sefo and the addition of Daniel Ghita, our #5 ranked heavyweight. The event will be held at the Zagreb Arena, and it is expected that there will be an audience of 25 000 people.
The show is not affiliated with K-1 in any way, despite the name of the event. The event will be largely successful, due in part to Mirko Cro Cop's presence on the card.Add a comment