It's Showtime is back tomorrow with their second event of the year in Kortrijk, Belgium, and while it's not on the level of their big card that happened on January 28, or the upcoming June 30 one, it still has some good fights.
Headlining the card is Daniel Ghita, who returns to the ring after a stoppage victory over Sergei Lascenko in March. Ghita faces Brian Douwes, who replaced Sebastian van Thielen. This is really just a tune up for Ghita leading into his fight at K-1 on May 27 against Paul Slowinski. It's always great to see Ghita fight, and with him being this active so far this year, I don't really have a problem with it ahead of a big fight at K-1's return.
In probably the most important fight on the card, Sahak Parparyan is back down at 85kg to defend his It's Showtime 85MAX World Title against England's Andrew Tate. There's been a lot of trash talk leading into the fight, with both men even betting 1000 Euros on the outcome. While Andrew Tate isn't that known, all kickboxing fans should take notice tomorrow. He's a good fighter with huge punching power that comes from a full contact background, and stopped both of his opponents on the Enfusion show, which Sahak was also on. The question mark about Tate is his level of competition. Sahak has proven himself against good fighters, but Tate is no slouch and I expect a very good, competitive fight.
Sergei Lascenko is also back in action on the card. He fights Salah Edine Kandoussi, who I can't find anything about so I'll just assume it's a bout similar to Daniel Ghita's and that Lascenko should roll on to his fight with Rico Verhoeven on May 27 for K-1. Rustemi Kreshnik and Michael Duut meet up in a heavyweight bout, as well as up and coming prospect Jason Wilnis, who takes on Cheick Sidibe at 85kg.
You can purchase the event and watch it live at www.itsshowtimefights.com. The event starts at 4PM ET/11 AM PT in North America. If you're in Canada, it'll be live on The Fight Network.
Daniel Ghita vs. Brian Douwes
Michael Duut vs. Rustemi Kreshnik
Andrew Tate vs. Sahak Parparyan (It's Showtime 85MAX World Title)
Sergei Lascenko vs. Salah Edine Kandoussi
Eric Denis vs. Sonny Dagraed
Cheick Sidibe vs. Jason Wilnis