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It's Showtime Champ Javier Hernandez Avenges Loss

The It's Showtime 61MAX World Champion, Javier Hernandez avenged a previous loss yesterday in Tenerife, Spain. 

Last month, Hernandez lost a very controversial fight to Ruben Almeida where he scored two knockdowns that weren't called. Hernandez had previously defeated Almeida in November, but that was in Spain. The fight last month was on Almeida's home turf, in Portugal.

Hernandez has had trouble finding fights but he was able to quickly return to the ring yesterday when he rematched a fighter who defeated him last April, Carlos "Chiquitin" Reyes. Reyes defeated Hernandez by decision last year, and went on to appear on It's Showtime's November card in Tenerife, where he was stopped on cuts by Sergio Wielzen. It's a great rebound win for Hernandez, as he goes into his It's Showtime title defense on July 21, also in Tenerife.

Also on the card, It's Showtime veteran Moises Ruibal was stopped on an injury by Francis Javier Jorge, the brother of another It's Showtime veteran, Loren Javier Jorge.

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Yuta Kubo vs Abdellah Ezbiri Added to Krush.19

Krush has announced that top 63kg fighter Yuta Kubo will be taking on French-Moroccan and WKN European Welterweight champ Abdallah Ezbiri in a 65kg fight at Krush.19 on June 8th. Kubo (32-4-1, 15 KO) has been in limbo the past year despite staking his claim at the top of the 63kg in Japan due to K-1’s absence. After winning last year’s K-1 -63kg Japan Tournament, Kubo has fought four straight foreigners with none of them providing much of a test, most recently stopping Charles Francois for the ISKA Light Welterweight title. He has won 9 straight, but until he faces a top competitor or is entered into a high-level tournament, it’s hard to get excited for Kubo’s fights. However, Ezbiri (27-4-0, 11 KO) may be Kubo’s toughest foreign test as he is on a hot streak at the moment, winning the WKN European title and the F-1 World MAX 65kg tournament last year, beating Tristan Benard, a former Kubo opponent, Vang Moua and Loris Audoui in the F-1 tournament.

Also added to the card are a 70kg fight between Team Dragon’s Masakazu Watanabe and Silver Wolf’s Yoichi Yamazaki, and a pair of 60kg fights. First, Junpei Aotsu, who lost in the first round of the recent Krush 60kg tournament, will be taking on Yuta Otaki, who won the reserve fight for that tournament. Lastly, another 60kg tournament 1st round drop-out, Yuzo Suzuki, will be taking on Shota Kobe.

These fights join the previously announced Naoki Ishikawa vs Kan Itabashi, the 60kg Tournament final between Katsuya Goto and Fumiya Osawa and an exciting 3rd leg WILDRUSH League fight between TaCa and Yukimitsu Takahashi. Despite the lack of name recognition on the card, it looks like it will produce some very entertaining fights.

EDIT: Team Dragon's Keiji Ozaki vs China's Ding Ning at 64kg was just added to this card

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Video: Alexey Ignashov Loses Unanimous Decision To Ali Cenik

Alexey Ignashov returned to the ring today in Budapest, Hungary after a long hiatus from the sport. He fought Ali Cenik in the main event, with many hoping that he could have a successful comeback.

Well, not surprisingly, Ignashov lost a unanimous decision to Ali Cenik. He had the same problems that have plagued him time and time again. He just barely did anything and fought with no urgency, like he was half asleep in the ring. This has been the story of Ignashov's career and it was the story of the fight today. Cenik landed low kicks and punches to get the win, which I consider somewhat surprising due to the size advantage, even though, it is against Alexey Ignashov.

There wasn't much action in the fight but some guy in the crowd did have a police siren and kept playing and talking into it, if you find yourself getting disinterested. Check out the video.

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Photos: It's Showtime and SuperKombat Weigh-Ins

It's Showtime and SuperKombat are both holding events tomorrow and as is the custom, they both held weigh-ins the day before the event. Weigh-ins really aren't as prominent in kickboxing as they are in MMA per say, but promotions are starting to emphasize them more and more. 

For the first time ever, every single fighter at It's Showtime was on weight. A few interesting things were just how big Andrew Tate looked next to Sahak Parparyan, and how Daniel Ghita looked like a boss in his suit. SuperKombat held their weigh-ins at a mall, and tomorrow the event will be in a 30 000 capacity soccer stadium in Cluj Napoca, Romania.

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