September 23 . VILNIUS . LITHUANIA
* VENUE : SIEMENS ARENA
WKN International Promoter : Mr Egis KLIMAS.
WKN International Supervisor : Mr Emile IRIMIA ( ROMANIA )
WKN International Referee : Mr Klaus HAGEMANN ( GERMANIA ) / Mr Cezar GUEORGUE ( ROMANIA ) or Mr Vladinir KONDOV ( BULGARIA )
TOP FIGHTER FROM BELARUS ANDREI ” WILD CAT ” KOTSUR TO REPLACE INJURED MAXIM !
ANDREI KOTSUR / TALE OF THE TAPE :
Andrei started his kickboxing career at the Gym “Kick Fighter” in Minsk under the tutelage of Evgeni Kotelnikov in 1999. As a member of the strongest Muay Thai gym in Belarus and possibly Europe, he would gain experience from training alongside champions such as Andrei Kulebin, Dmitry Shakuta, Dmitry Valent and Vasily Shish. He first gave notice of his rising talent by taking part in two title fights (albeit unsuccessful) for the W.K.N European and world titles in 2001 and 2002 respectively. Andrei also competed in amateur competition, picking up a silver medal at the amateur European championships held in Cyprus in 2002 as well as winning gold two years later at the W.A.K.O. European championships in Budva.
In 2003 Andrei won his first pro title, winning an eight man tournament in Italy to win up the “King of the Ring” European grand prix at 65 kg (143 lbs). He then followed this up by going to Australia where he defeated Australian based Thai Rhino Pichitchai to claim the I.M.T.F. World Profi Cup. More titles followed the next year as Andrei won first the W.K.N. European title, giving him a shot against world champion Dan Rawlings, who he promptly defeated by decision when the USA team came to Belarus. The following year Andrei gained revenge against a previous opponent who had defeated him, knocking out nine time world champion Osman Yigin in the second round of their match to hold on to his W.K.N. world title. Another successful defence followed as Andrei headed to Turin, Italy where he finished the Italian challenger via a brutal flurry of elbows in the third round.
In 2006 Andrei headed to England where he faced WAKO-Pro world champion Kieran Keddle in a bout for the vacant W.P.K.L. world title. Andrei was unsuccessful after five rounds as the English fighter dominated him but despite the loss would take part in a number of cards across the country over the next couple of years, defeating the likes of Richard Cadden and Nico Verresen but losing to Luke Turner in what was quite an upset as Luke was an upcoming fighter who was standing in for Kostur’s original opponent multiple world champion Liam Harrison. Sandwiched between the matches in England was a loss against legendary Full-Contact champion Samir Mohammed in Paris and a victory over a Thai opponent to claim the W.P.K.A. world title, both in 2009.
Andrei returned back to England in 2010, winning an eight man tournament in Birmingham where he defeated three local fighters in one night to be crowned champion. He also faced and lost to a Thai fighter Prathet Sor Thannikel at a Muay Thai show in Crawley. He is currently looking to take part in the W.K.N. Big-8 Grand Prix, to be held in Trinidad and Tobago involving some of the best Muay Thai fighters in the world around the 67-69 kg (147.4-151.8 lbs)
Born September 11, 1982 (1982-09-11) (age 28)
Other names White Cat
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)
Weight 64 kg (150 lb; 10.6 st)
Style Muay Thai
Fighting out of Minsk, Belarus
Team Gym “Kick Fighter”
Trainer Evgeni Kotelnikov
TITLE : 4 Time WKN World champion in the 62,10 kg division
Kickboxing / Thai Boxing record
by Ko : 11
Lost : 7
WKN EUROPEAN THAIBOXING CHAMPIONSHIP . 64,400 kg . 5×3 mn
Andrei ” WILD CAR ” KOETSUR ( BELARUS ) vs Danila DEIVIDAS ( LITHUANIA )
WKN BALTIC KICKBOXING ORIENTALES Rules . +96.600 kg . 3×3 mn
Martynas KNYZELIS ( LITHUANIA ) vs Evgenie MAKAROV ( BELARUS )
Included BB7 fight card :
Mourad RAID . DENMARK ( KICKBOXING )
Sergej MASLOBOJEV . LITHUANIA ( KICKBOXING )
Tofan TOFANI . SWEDEN (KICKBOXING . THAI BOXING )
Tomacz SARARA . POLAND ( KICKBOXING )
Constantin BEJENARU . ROMANIA ( BOXING )
Oazcan CETINKAYA . GERMANY/TURKEY ( BOXING )
Goran DELIC . BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA ( BOXING )
Fernandez ABIGANE . PORTUGAL ( KICK BOXING )
QUALIFIQUATION FIGHT . 3×3 mn
Vitalijus SUBACIUS ( LITHUANIA ) vs TBA