Jocelin Branchu, Keith Azzopardi, Hakim Ketaieb and Mallaury Kalachnikoff become WKN European champions
On Saturday September 9 Badri Rouabhia presented the fifth edition of annual kickboxing gala Battle of Saint-Raphael. The event featured some of the best French fighters up against international opponents. Four WKN European titles were contested during the evening. In addition, the event marked a return of famed Amel Dehby.
French Jocelin Branchu scored the fifth-round knockout against Igor Osinin of Lithuania, winning WKN European super lightweight belt. Maltese Keith Azzopardi took the decision against French Mathias Branchu, claiming WKN European lightweight belt.
French Hakim Ketaib stopped Czech Frantisek Adam, earning WKN European super lightweight title in oriental kickboxing. As well, Mallaury Kalachikoff was proclaimed as a winner via decision against Czech Tereza Dvorakova, and became WKN European women’s lightweight title holder.
Amel Dehby faced prominent Cathy McAleer of Northern Ireland, winning on points in the women’s bantamweight battle. Complete results can be found below.
WKN European super lightweight title / Kickboxing / 5x3mn
Jocelin Branchu (France) def. Igor Osinin (Lithuania) via fifth-round KO
WKN European lightweight title / Oriental Kickboxing / 5x3mn
Keith Azzopardi (Malta) def. Mathias Branchu (France) via decision
WKN European super lightweight title / Oriental Kickboxing / 5x3mn
Hakim Ketaieb (France) def. Frantisek Adam (Czech) via second-round KO
WKN European women’s lightweight title / Oriental Kickboxing / 3x3mn
Mallaury Kalachnikoff (France) def. Tereza Dvorakova (Czech) via decision
K-1 Kickboxing / 3×3
77 kg: Thibault Vedel (France) def. Shaun Falzon (Malta) via decision
70 kg: Bruce Codron (France) def. Jan Naus (Russia) via decision
57 kg: Amel Dehby (France) def. Cathy McAleer (Northern Ireland) via decision
75 kg: Yazid Boussaha (France) def. Salamou Dzamalkhanov (Belgium) via decision